THE Brexit Party is pledging to create to National Parks, which includes a ban on windfarms.

The party's plans would see a new Welsh Marches National Park created – straddling the England and Wales border from Oswestry to Hay-On-Wye, which would include

· Cross-border National Park to cover border areas of west Shropshire; Herefordshire and East Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire and Breconshire;

· Marches Park to preserve the areas’ wildernesses as well as its unique cultural and architectural qualities;

· Will protect the Marches from wind and solar farms; over-development - as well as a means to market the region as a prime destination for tourism

· Opportunity for re-wilding, protecting and enhancing the natural environment for future generations;

· National Park HQ to be based Welshpool; creating 100 new jobs.

Revived concept of a Cambrian Mountains National Park:

· Cambrian Mountains National Park concept to be revived and include the entire southern side of the Dyfi estuary; National Park HQ to be based Machynthleth creating 100 new jobs.

Oliver Lewis, the Brexit Party’s parliamentary candidate for Montgomeryshire, said: "Our announcement for two new National Parks will create 200 jobs in the county - in Welshpool and Mach(ynlleth) - and protect two of the most beautiful parts of Montgomeryshire from the spread of wind-farms and overdevelopment. The creation of the new National Parks will include a blanket ban on wind-farms’’

"The boundaries of the new Marches National Park will be determined by a public consultation, but it is envisaged that it will stretch from the south of Oswestry all the way to Hay-On-Wye, around 12 miles either side of the border and including the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Radnor and Clun Forests.’’

"We hear - repeatedly - that the old parties locally are serious about protecting the environment. Why is this rhetoric never matched with specific, measurable proposals? The Brexit Party will protect Montgomeryshire’s beautiful unspoilt landscape by whichever legal means possible’’

"Powers over Wales’ three existing national parks - Snowdonia; Brecon Beacons and Pembrokeshire Coast - are devolved to Cardiff so the new Cambrian Mountains park would

be created by the Welsh Government, as or when the Brexit Party enters a coalition in the Welsh Assembly. Owing to its cross-border nature, albeit with its HQ in Welshpool, legislation for the Marches park will need to be passed by Westminster’’

‘’This is not a gimmick. The Brexit Party is a radical, centrist party which will be announcing a full-scale policy programme in due course, touching upon every area of national life. We are committed to changing politics for good.’’