HC Deb 01 December 1964 vol 703 cc35-6W
36. Mrs. Joyce Butler

asked the Minister of Power if he will review the recommendation of the inspector at the Chichester inquiry in regard to the rerouting of the 400 kilovolt power line in west Sussex.

37. Mr. Hobden

asked the Minister of Power if he will review his decision on overhead lines and reconsider the question of placing electricity cables underground, in view of widespread public concern, protests from local authorities, the Society of Sussex Downs-men, and other societies, at the damage to the amenity of the Sussex countryside.

Mr. Frederick Lee

I am advised that there is no power in law to withdraw the formal consent granted to the Central Electricity Generating Board by my predecessor under the relevant statutes for the construction of 400 kV overhead lines between Bolney in Sussex, and Lovedean in Hampshire.