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National Grid's pylon consultation in Powys and Shropshire starts

Communities are getting a final say on the route for a £300m network of pylons to link to new wind farms in Powys.

Plans for hundreds of turbines in Montgomeryshire have already faced opposition and a public inquiry.

A final decision has yet to be made by the Department of Energy.

But the National Grid needs to plan pylons in the meantime and is now consulting on where 30 miles (49 km) of power lines would go.

BBC Wales' environment correspondent Iolo ap Dafydd reports.

  • 18 Nov 2014
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