[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

News Watch Home

Scottish Power presses ahead with £64m Mid Wales windfarm  

Credit:  Shropshire Star | January 11, 2013 | www.shropshirestar.com ~~

Energy giants Scottish Power will press ahead with plans for a controversial £64 million windfarm in the shadow of a beauty spot.

The firm says it has reduced the scale of the project at Dyfnant Forest near Lake Vyrnwy which it has been working on since 2008 and says it will stage public information days next month to outline its fresh plans. But Montgomeryshire MP Glyn Davies today described the plans as ‘disastrous’ for the region.

Scottish Power said it has revised the project after talks with the public in 2011.

The firm says it is now looking for views on its new plans, which reduces the number of wind turbines from 35 to 32 and reduces their height from 185m (607ft) to 145m (476ft).

The revised plans also increase the distance between turbines and designated footpaths and bridleways, and from residential properties, and the firm says they also ensure that existing recreation trails can remain open during operation of the windfarm.

Helen Peake, project manager at Scottish Power Renewables, said: “Dyfnant Forest has the potential to accommodate a windfarm that could make a significant contribution to the carbon reduction targets of Wales and the UK.

“It is located in a Strategic Search Area that has been designated for windfarm developments, but it is important that any development is designed as sensitively as possible to the surrounding environment.

“We have carried out detailed studies over a number of years to determine the best design for a windfarm in this location and significant modifications have been made to our original proposals for the project.”

But Mr Davies said: “My view is that this windfarm proposal will be disastrous for the local landscape and the local tourist industry.

“Together with the pylons which will be built from Cefn Coch to north Shropshire to take the power from the windfarms, this will be a disaster for the region.”

The first public information day will be held at Banwy Community Centre on February 20 from 3pm to 7.30pm followed by other sessions at Dinas Mawddwy Village Hall on February 21, Llanfair Caereinion Public Institute on February 22 and Llanwddyn Community Centre on February 23.

Source:  Shropshire Star | January 11, 2013 | www.shropshirestar.com

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.



Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

National Wind Watch