Environment and Sustainability Committee
Inquiry into Energy Policy and Planning in Wales

EPP 58 – Ray Mitchell



Dear Members


I would like to express my strong objection to the proliferation of  wind turbines and proposed  pylons in mid Wales.


Having been a  frequent holidaymaker to the region for many years  we decided to retire here in  2004  to enjoy the same beautiful  scenery of Montgomeryshire on a permanent basis as that  we had  enjoyed as tourists.  However I believe if the  proposed plans for  hundreds more of  wind turbines  and  pylons will blight the landscape  which will  not only spoil it for existing  residents but will severely impact on the tourist industry in the region. The financial implications for the area are huge.


For heavens sake let us look at alternatives such as  tidal energy or if we must have inefficient turbines let us have them off shore where they have less visual impact!


There will also be  considerable impact on the  traffic flow on the towns and  roads of the region  with up to  200 tonne loads being delivered to the sites. Who wants to come to Mid Wales to be stuck in a traffic jam!!







Ray Mitchell