Politicians to host third public meeting on wind farm connection project

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MP Jonathan Edwards and Assembly Member Rhodri Glyn Thomas will host a third public meeting to discuss the latest proposals to connect the wind farms in the Brechfa area to the national grid.

The Plaid Cymru duo have held two previous meetings in Pontargothi and Pencader to hear the views of local residents about the plans to erect wooden pylons to carry electricity from the Bechfa wind farms to a substation in Llandyfaelog. Following the second public meeting, Member of Parliament Jonathan Edwards had the UK Government Energy Minister summoned to a Parliamentary debate in which Mr Edwards put Carmarthenshire residents' concerns on the public record.

This third meeting, which will take place at 7pm on Thursday 27th March in Cae'r Felin School, Pencader, is again intended to listen to the views of local residents following Western Power Distribution's publication of its proposed routes for the electricity cables and wooden pylons.

Assembly Member Rhodri Glyn Thomas said the meeting is another step both he and Jonathan Edwards are taking to ensure the work they do truly represents the views of their constituents.

The Carmarthen East and Dinefwr AM said:

“Put simply, this meeting will be another opportunity for local residents to have their say on the proposals from Western Power Distribution.

“We do have concerns that metal pylons are being talked about and we have received no information on whether any of the electricity cables will be installed underground. But we want to hear from our constituents.

“This third meeting is another step both Jonathan and I can take to ensure the work we do truly represents the views of the people we represent.”

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