Sunday 05 August 2012
CLA Ready to advise members on Mid Wales Connection Project
CLA Midlands says that it is ready to advise members on the potential implications to their businesses as soon as the route of the Mid Wales Connection Project is announced by National Grid. National Grid is proposing to connect new wind farms in Mid Wales to the national electricity network via a new connection through Powys and Shropshire.
CLA Midlands Rural Surveyor Andrew Shirley said: “Obviously such a large infrastructure project will have huge implication on our members’ landholding and could greatly affect their ability to carry on their business.
“Until the actual route is announced – which we expect to be imminent – we can only talk in general terms. There will be a substantial impact on the countryside along the chosen route and every farmer on that route will need to assess the impact on their own business both on the construction work and other losses associated with the pylons.
“We will be looking at the effect on individual businesses and providing the best possible legal and planning advice in each case, and we will also be looking very closely at how National Grid is approaching the issue of undergrounding cables where possible to minimise disruption to the economy and the environment.
“We hope for an early announcement so that our members can put the uncertainty behind them and get on with planning for the future.”
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