Councillor Matthew Winnington and KeepMiltonGreen!! campaigner Kimberly Barrett are calling on residents to make their feelings heard by lodging their objections to the scheme by February 19th. Objections can be registered online here.
Eastney & Craneswater Councillor Matthew Winnington calls government action to take the decision regarding Aquind interconnector out of local hands 'a disgrace.'
Standing at the proposed location the controversial interconnector will make landfall Cllr Matthew Winnington said "This is the car park in Eastney where Aquind plan to bring the interconnector ashore, the big power cable from France. This is despite the city council being completely against this having told them (Aquind) unequivocally we don’t want this to come ashore here. The government have taken that decision away from local people.
It’s really frustrating that we may lose the use of this car park which means that people can get here to use the beach just behind us, next to Fraser Range at exactly the time, that if the Fraser Range gets planning permission they will also be using this car park and it will be full and virtually unusable for residents wanting to use the beech and visit our area of green (just behind us here). I think it’s an absolutely disgraceful situation. The government needs to listen and stop the Aquind interconnector coming ashore in Portsmouth because it’s going to cause huge disruption to our community here in Eastney and elsewhere in the city."