MP Mark Menzies Hands The Morgan & Morecambe Petition In At No. 10

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has presented a copy of the Morgan & Morecambe Parliamentary Petition to Rishi Sunak, the Prime Minister.  He was joined by councillors from across Fylde, who helped collect a total of 2,260 valid signatures over recent weeks.

In undertaking the petition, MP Menzies raises the matter that residents on the Fylde are concerned by the proposals, given the audible buzz generated by two massive substations, the disruption for local schools, the footprint of a single substation being the equivalent of 13 football pitches at a height of 20 metres, and the fact that the 122 metre-wide cable corridor will rip through the heart of rural Fylde.

The petition stated:  ‘The petition of residents of the constituency of Fylde in Lancashire, Declares that the Morecambe and Morgan project should reconsider their plans for Transmission Asset cabling and proposed substations in Fylde; further declares that the proposed plans of the project will disrupt wildlife, communities and agricultural land.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to heed the residents’ concerns and work with those leading the project to share all relevant documents and studies transparently, and seek alternative connections to the National Grid.

And the petitioners remain, etc.’

MP Menzies said, ‘The fight isn’t over yet. Morecambe and Morgan are issuing a targeted consultation at land owners. I will continue to bang the drum to ensure that we get as many responses in as possible and that the facts are made clear and transparent for local residents to engage in.’

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