Vale of York power line decision is under fire

22 May 1998




Vale of York power line decision is under fire

A GOVERNMENT decision to allow overhead power lines on 180ft pylons to be strung across the Vale of York is to be the subject of a legal challenge.

Judicial review

North Yorkshire County Council and Hambleton District Council have announced they are to seek a judicial review of the environment secretarys decision.

And a demonstration staged by 250 supporters of Rural England Against Overhead Line Transmission (REVOLT) endorsed a strategy of maximum resistance, within the law.

This will include a policy of non co-operation with the National Grid and its contractors, said a spokesman.


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