AN anti-pylon protest group have vowed to oppose the erection of power pylons between Dunmanway and Macroom.

The “Communities Before Pylons” group was formed more than a year ago after initial plans were mooted by Eirgrid that the company intended to erect a new series of pylons running from Dunmanway to Macroom.

The plan would see an 110kv power line running cross-country for roughly 38km  from the northern side of Dunmanway to Clashavoon, to the northeast of Macroom.

Since the initial plan was announced a year ago their has been little movement but now Eirgrid have confirmed that they lodged a planning application for the new line with An Bord Pleanala on April 12th last.

The case is due to be decided by October 8th next and the last day for making a submission to the Board June 5th next.