Action Alert: September 2019
Save our Welsh Countryside!
The Welsh Government’s draft National Development Framework contains expanded renewable energy plans to industrialise vast new areas of our countryside.
The draft NDF is going through a consultation process.
PLEASE MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD BY NOVEMBER 1st:
This will be your only opportunity.
The proposals set new Priority Areas sweeping across large parts of Wales - to be allocated for further wind farms and solar arrays as shown on the attached map. Within them, landscape change will be accepted and there will be a presumption of planning approval. All projects over 10 megawatts will be decided by the Welsh Government, and other rural assets - including biodiversity - will be compromised.
Public Consultation documents, response form & online response link:
Here is how consultants ARUP have developed these plans for the Welsh Government: https://gov.wales/assessment-shore-wind-and-solar-energy-potential-wales.
CPRW considers this to be a flawed methodology.
CPRW accepts the need for renewable energy in the right place and supports economic development in rural areas, but this does not justify widespread industrialisation and irrational destruction of our landscapes. Visitor surveys show that people come to enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of our unspoilt landscapes. Tourism is growing rapidly and helps sustain rural economies and farm livelihoods.
Please look at how the plans affect your area and make your views known by responding to the consultation, and do please write to the Press, your Councillors, your AM and your MP.
For more information, maps and links to documents see
What’s happening in your area?
With 13 CPRW branches across Wales, there’s bound to be something exciting in your area to get involved with. Our branches organise local events, campaign against insensitive planning and fundraise for our wider work. Join your closest branch to support your local community and defend your unique landscapes.