AUTHORITIES in Somerset say there is still ‘considerable work to be done’ by National Grid over its plans to connect Hinkley Point to the network.

A consultation period over plans to build large pylons up to 50 metres tall in the Somerset countryside has now ended.

In a joint statement, six councils – including Somerset County Council and West Somerset Council – have called for more information on mitigation ideas.

The statement says: “The councils acknowledge the need to deliver the project quickly in response to the urgent need at a national level.

“However, it is essential National Grid provides all the relevant information so the councils and affected communities can understand the impact of the development.”

For more details on the proposals visit the project website here.