Felindre to Tirley Pipeline

Trade and Industry written statement – made on 7th February 2007.

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Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Minister of State (Science and Innovation), Department of Trade and Industry

I have today given my approval for National Grid to construct a 196 km gas pipeline from Felindre near Swansea to Tirley in Gloucestershire.

In making my decision I took into account the stringent requirements which have to be met when a major development is proposed in a national park. In this instance part of the pipeline crosses the Brecon Beacons national park and I have decided that the pipeline satisfies the criteria that such development should be in the national interest and that there is no other practicable route. I have also included stringent conditions to reduce and mitigate any impact on the park.