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Plans for huge windfarm abandoned over cost concerns  

Credit:  Dominic Robertson | News North Wales | 19 December 2014 | www.newsnorthwales.co.uk ~~

Plans for a controversial windfarm at a Mid Wales beauty spot have been shelved over concerns about planning delays.

ScottishPower Renewables has announced it no longer intends to continue with its Dyfnant Forest project, which would have featured 32 turbines standing 145 metres tall.

Original proposals for the project included turbines which would have been up to 185 metres tall.

In announcing the cancellation of the project ScottishPower Renewables blamed delays in the planning process for its decision.

Simon Christian, UK Managing Director, ScottishPower Renewables, said: “Unfortunately, with anticipated lengthy planning processes and major grid modernisation required, we are not confident the project can be delivered in a timeframe that would make it financially viable for us.”

However, Mr Christian said the the company would be pressing ahead with its plans to “re-power” Llandinam Windfarm.

He said: “We are currently seeking to replace our turbines at Llandinam in Mid Wales, and we await a planning decision following a lengthy Public Inquiry. We have decided to focus our onshore wind efforts in Wales on this project.

“We have been an active wind power developer in Wales since 1992, and we hope that our association with renewable energy in the country will continue for many years to come. We would like to thank all of the residents, groups and interested parties who have been involved in the consultations during development of Dyfnant.”

Source:  Dominic Robertson | News North Wales | 19 December 2014 | www.newsnorthwales.co.uk

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