HC Deb 09 July 1975 vol 895 cc166-7W
Sir John Rodgers

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a careful study of both proposed routes for the Dungeness-Weybridge power line in order to see if more suitable land could be chosen for this route, in view of the effect on the environment of Sussex and Kent.

Mr. Eadie

I have been asked to reply:

My right hon. Friend has received no application from the Central Electricity Generating Board for consent to place an overhead line on routes between Dungeness and Weybridge. If such an application is submitted it will be advertised and an opportunity given for any objection to be stated. Any representations would be carefully considered, and a public inquiry would, if necessary, be held before a decision was reached.