Steve Witherden discusses new wind farm proposals in Montgomeryshire and Glyndŵr:

“There are a number of proposals for new wind farms in our Montgomeryshire and Glyndŵr constituency. I am very supportive of green energy and know that we must quickly decarbonise to tackle the climate emergency and pass on a liveable and viable planet to the generations to come.

“However the quantity of new proposals, their siting, and the lack of a clear plan to link new wind farms to the National Grid are all of great worry to local people. I am reaching out to all organisations and constituents, those content and those concerned, to contact me and discuss their views.

“Mid Wales is a land rich with potential for green energy developments. With national parks to the north and south of the constituency, Montgomeryshire in particular is a favoured place for both UK and overseas companies to aim to build more wind farms.

“The concerns I am aware of include the fact that some wind farms will be built on land which is rich peat bog or which homes rare species, and that the proposals do not include any connection to the National Grid – presumably, planning permission applications for these will be submitted later. There is often as much unease with grid connections as there is with the wind farms themselves. Rows of pylons marching across our countryside are as big a concern now as they have been in the past.

“I want to hear your community’s priorities – please get in touch with me at”

Link to Instagram Link to Twitter Link to YouTube Link to Facebook Link to LinkedIn Link to Snapchat Close Fax Website Location Phone Email Calendar Building Search