Whoa! Averaging 66,000 Unique Weekly Readers! 

FeaturedNews

Duncan calls for Rasharkin pylon plans to be reconsidered

1 Mins read

SDLP North Antrim representative Connor Duncan has called on SONI, the contractor responsible for the high voltage electricity grid, to reconsider plans which would see large electricity pylons constructed close to residential homes in Rasharkin.

The plans are a significant departure from those included in a consultation which did not affect the Portna Road area nor local residents.

He said: “I have met with local residents in Rasharkin and the Portna Road area about the Brockaghboy 110kV Renewables Connection Project following significant concerns raised about changes to the electricity line route.

Their concerns are absolutely justified as it now seems that the original plans have been altered and that large electricity pylons are planned very close to this residential area.

“Local residents were largely content with the original route which was consulted on and that would have kept the lines in unpopulated areas. A late change is not acceptable and will be vigorously opposed by local people. I have made representations to SONI and the consultants making the views of people in Rasharkin clear.

“I would encourage anyone with concerns to get in touch and I will be more than happy to facilitate dialogue to have this issue resolved as soon as possible.”

11053 posts

About author
An article that is attributed to the Causeway Coast Community Team has either involved multiple authors, written by a contributor or the main body of content is from a press release. Got a news-related tip you’d like to see covered on Causeway Coast Community? Email us - [email protected]
Articles
Related posts
News

Bid for Belfast to host Armed Forces Day 2022 slammed by Sinn Fein

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppA bid to bring Armed Forces Day to Belfast has been condemned by Sinn Fein. The last Armed Forces Day in Northern…
Featured

Executive statement on Coronavirus Health Regulations

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppThe Executive has today agreed changes to the Coronavirus Health Regulations to reduce the numbers who can gather indoors and outdoors, including…
News

Murphy allocates funds for health, childcare and free school meals

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppFinance Minister Conor Murphy today allocated over £250 million as part of the 2020-21 June monitoring round process. Announcing the funding, Minister…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *