Energy industry

  1. Council sets aside £250,000 to fight electricity link

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    A council said it has spent £4,100 and allocated a further £250,000 to contest plans for an electricity link between England and France.

    Aquind Ltd submitted plans for a £1.1bn interconnector in November.

    Portsmouth City Council said it would employ "specialist planners and lawyers" to fight the route of the cables through the city to Lovedean.

    Leader Gerald Vernon-Jackson said the work would disrupt Eastern Road and could lead to the removal of Milton allotments.

    However Aquind said no allotments would be affected, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.