Electricity poles in Failand?
PUBLISHED: 14:00 09 May 2019
Plans to build two electricity poles in a village have been objected by its parish council.
Western Power Distribution has applied to North Somerset Council to install a pair of new poles in order to increase the height of overhead lines crossing Belmont Drive and Sixty Acres Close in Failand.
The poles will be positioned in public footpaths and will be nine metres in height to allow for correct road clearance.
Western Power predicts there will be no adverse effect on the environment by installing the two poles.
Wraxall and Failand Parish Council voted to object to the proposals.
Its spokesman said: "Wraxall and Failand Parish Council objects to the application, as the parish council feels there are plenty of electricity poles in Failand which could be used, and no more poles should be installed.
"If new electricity poles are required, then they should replace the existing poles, not be added as new poles."