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Revised windfarm plans at Carno

More information has been submitted for 13 wind turbines to be built near the existing windfarm in Carno.

The windfarm at Carno is currently run by RWE Innogy, however, back in 2010 an application for an extension, phase three, was submitted by a Mid Wales company Amegni Renewables.

A decision is yet to be made on the wind turbines, which was originally applied for with 18 turbines, but has now been scaled down to 13.

A statement from Natural Power, acting on behalf of Amegni, said: “The original planning application for the Carno Windfarm Extension – Phase III, consisting of 18 wind turbines, was submitted to the council in July 2010.

“In July 2015, the applicant (Amegni Renewables Ltd from Carno) has now submitted Supplementary Environmental Information (SEI) to supplement the original application which proposes a reduction in turbine numbers from 18 to 13.

“The supplementary information is available for public viewing at local council offices or on the council website.”

Residents have been left frustrated, having not known about the application being put in back in 2010, and not knowing that it is due to go before a planning committee in 2016.

Rose Wylde, of Dylife, said in a letter to the County Times: “Early in the new year, Powys County Council (PCC) will be making a decision regarding a developer’s plans to extend the Carno windfarm with 13 giant turbines, each rising to a height of 410 feet (125m).

“The proposed turbines would have the most disturbing environmental and visual impact on the areas around Staylittle, Dylife, Pennant, the Hafren Forest, Llyn Clywedog and Bryn Fan and yet I find that the majority of local residents have little or no idea that these plans are afoot.”

A spokesperson for PCC confirmed that no decision had yet been made on the application, but could not confirm if it would go to planning in the new year.