Ffurf Gymraeg / Welsh version
Cefn Coch to Lower Frankton identified as preferred route
Cefn Coch, via Llansantffraid, to Lower Frankton in Shropshire has been identified as the route corridor option to connect wind farms in Mid Wales to the national electricity network.
The choice of substation siting area and route corridor has been based on consultation feedback, further assessment work by National Grid to consider the potential effects of the proposed connection on the environment, landscape, heritage and communities, and costs of the connection.
For more detailed information please visit our Mid Wales Connection Project website.
An important part of the planning process is that it requires us to attempt to identify landowners in the area likely to be affected by our proposals, which we have been endeavouring to do over the past months. This is important as it allows us to seek the opportunity to work with landowners to request access to land to undertake surveys and also to consult with them as the project continues.
We are grateful to the large number of landowners who have provided us with information and allowed us to go onto their land, however, we have identified a number of plots of unregistered land where we need to identify ownership and/or land interests. As part of our work to develop a route for the connection we need to access this land to carry out surveys.
Maps of these plots of unregistered land can be found here.
If you have an interest in the land, or know someone who may have an interest in the land, then please contact National Grid’s representatives, Bruton Knowles, using the details below.
We are now undertaking a number of assessments to develop a potential route for the connection – the actual path it could take through the route corridor – including where we think it should be constructed underground or overhead. We will consider route options for both the Vyrnwy Valley and the Peniarth Valley. We are also working hard to identify a suitable site for the substation.
We are aware that people are keen to know as soon as possible how and where the connection and substation will be constructed and will complete this work as quickly as possible.
We will be providing updates on our work as it progresses and will consult local communities on the substation and route option as soon as we can.
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