This petition is on a serious issue relating to the development of wind farms. The question of the merits of wind farms is for another time, but through the petition I seek to draw the House’s attention to the transportation of thousands of loads by heavy good vehicles through rural mid-Wales, which has not been thought out and will cause all kinds of upset, disruption and perhaps even difficulty for the emergency services.
The petition states:
The Humble Petition of Robert A Robinson,
Sheweth, that the Communities of Mid Wales (in particular Welshpool, Newtown, Guilsfield and Montgomery) are deeply concerned about the effect of the transportation of materials for the building of wind farms in Mid Wales and in particular the effects on the towns mentioned over a sustained period.
Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your Honourable House will call upon the Government to ensure that a public inquiry into this matter is held before any wind farm development is approved or allowed to take place.
And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c.