25 APR 2014

PUBLIC MEETING HEARS OF DEATH KNELL FOR NEW WINDFARMS FROM MP

PUBLIC MEETING HEARS OF DEATH KNELL FOR NEW WINDFARMS FROM MP

A PACKED public meeting on the Angle peninsular heard about the Government's death knell
for new windfarms from local MP Simon Hart last night.

The "pub politics" session at the Speculation Inn in Hundleton was the latest in a
series of meetings which sees Mr Hart invite residents to their local pub to
discuss local and national issues.

There is considerable opposition to plans for wind turbines at nearby Rhoscrowther and
65 residents packed the meeting.

"I have been doing these meetings for a year now and this is the largest turnout we
have had which shows the strength of feeling," said Mr Hart.

He was able to relay yesterday's announcement that a Conservative Government after the
2015 election would end public subsidies for new onshore wind projects – effectively
putting a stop to future developments.

These changes would be delivered within six months of the next election.

Mr Hart said: "This is makes the position crystal clear for local people who are
worried about the number of wind turbines being erected simply to harvest
subsidies rather than support local jobs.

"Whether
this will come in time to prevent the Rhoscrowther project depends on the
planning process but it's a significant step for many communities in our area.w"

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Simon Hart MP
House of Commons
London
SW1A 0AA

Or

15, St John St
Whitland
Carmarthenshire
SA34 0AN

Phone:

01994 242002
or 0207 219 3000

Email:

simon.hart.mp@parliament.uk

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