Boom in Renewable Energy Proposals

There are now three proposals for solar energy ‘parks’ on the Gwent Levels.  There is an undetermined 155ha proposal west of Newport between St Brides and Peterstone, a much smaller one by Newport City Council west of the Ebbw near Maesglas landfill site, and now a 100ha proposal at Redwick, east of Newport, just touching the Monmouthshire boundary; this is at the pre-application consultation stage – Rush Wall Solar Park – BSR Energy – respond by 8 January.

There is also an emerging proposal for a substantial solar ‘farm’ near Penpergwm, south-east of Abergavenny.  The three larger projects are Developments of National Significance to be determined by Welsh Ministers after examination by the Planning Inspectorate.