Nestling at the foot of the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills in Somerset, the parish of Compton Bishop comprises the settlements of Cross, Newtown, Rackley, Webbington and of course Compton Bishop itself.

Compton Bishop nestles in an unspoilt area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB), visited by many who appreciate the beautiful breath-taking scenery. The parish has a network of more than 13 miles of well-used public footpaths, bridleways and permissive paths which provide a wonderful variety of routes with Crook Peak and Wavering Down dominating the sky-line. This area of The Mendip Hills is owned and cared for by the National Trust and provides a peaceful recreational space for all who visit.

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Calls for re-think over National Grid's plans for massive pylons over the Somerset Countryside.

In view of the delays to EDF's construction of Hinkley C Power Station there is an opportunity for the Secretary of Sate to re-consider the newer technologies for sub-sea or Gas Insulated Lines. These options are viable and would have less impact on our countryside.

A petition to the House of Commons was distributed to all the residents of Badgworth, Compton Bishop and Mark Parishes. James Heappey MP will use the petiton to raise a question in Parliament to acheive a delay in the decision so that more recent technologies for transmitting electricity underground or under the sea can be reviewed.

The public's support for this was demonstrated at the first stage of National Grid's Consultation when the vast majority of public responses called for a sub-sea route rather than overhead pylons.