P-06-1221 Reject plans for the Wentlooge Farmers’ Solar Scheme, a solar farm on the outskirts of Marshfield


This petition was submitted by Helen Rowena Colvin, having collected a total of 122 signatures.


Text of Petition:                     

This plan intends to develop a 152 hectare solar farm on the Gwent Levels, a Sight of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Unique in it's habitats and biodiversity.


Plans should be rejected for the negative impact they will have on the environment and the habitats of rare species. Also for the negative impact they will have on the living environment of local villagers.


We call upon the Welsh Government to consider less environmentally valuable sites to meet their renewable energy pledge.


Additional Information:

The Welsh Government have rejected plans for a new M4 relief road to run through the SSSI based on environmental reasons. It would be hypocritical to permit development of what is tantamount to a solar power station through the same area, simply because it contributes to the Labour pledge for renewable energy. More appropriate sites should be found.


Applicant's Hearing Statement & detailed plans:



solar panel under blue sky

This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 29/11/2021.


The Committee congratulated the petitioner and supporters on the successful outcome and closed the petition.


Full details of the consideration of this petition by the Committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.


It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 29/11/2021.



Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Newport West
  • South Wales East


Further information


Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 24/11/2021