Mid Wales Electricity Connection (N Grid)

Enquiry received via post

Mid Wales Electricity Connection (N Grid)

30 November 2012
Resident of Meifod Resident of Meifod


The Planning Inspectorate received a letter from a resident of Meifod regarding wind farms and the National Grid electirc line proposal in Mid Wales.

Advice given

The Planning Inspectorate gave the following advice on the proposed Wind Farm and Electricity Connection in Mid Wales
I understand that your letter relates to a wind farm and also the proposed construction of a new 400kV electricity line connection by National Grid between Shropshire and Powys. It would be helpful to us if you could include the name of the project(s) to which you are referring to in your correspondence, this will ensure that we are providing you with the correct information.
We appreciate being informed about issues in relation to nationally significant infrastructure projects; however prior to the submission of an application (at the pre-application stage) any concerns or questions you have about a specific project should be raised directly with the relevant applicant. Responding to the applicant?s pre-application consultation is the best approach to influence a project and express your views at an early stage.
Once an application is submitted and if it is accepted to proceed to examination, there will be an opportunity to register with the Planning Inspectorate to have your say.
In response to your question regarding whether the Planning Inspectorate walked through the area, I can confirm that the internal project team attended a site visit last year regarding the National Grid and Scottish Power Energy Networks electric line proposals.