AM seeks assurance on Deri Farm power lines plans

MONMOUTH Assembly Member Nick Ramsay has written to Monmouthshire County Council’s Head of Planning George Ashworth asking for more information regarding the proposed development at Deri Farm, Mardy, Abergavenny and electricity power lines.

Mr Ramsay wrote to Mr Ashworth following a site meeting with residents of Greystones Close, Mardy, who are concerned by the developers’ apparent change of plans for the site and the effect this would have on the original plans to bury the electricity cables underground.

Speaking on Wednesday, Mr Ramsay said:

“Residents told me that the developers have now acquired an extra piece of land on which they plan to erect a new electricity pylon/tower and transformers. They believe this would be very close to the rear gardens of those living in the Close and was not what was originally agreed to be the plan.

“Hopefully, Mr Ashworth will be able to assure residents that the planning department will press for the underground cables to be laid as originally anticipated. Understandably residents of Greystones Close don’t want a new tower of considerable height at the rear of their homes. This cannot be in the interests of local people.”

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