[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

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

Hendy Wind Farm protesters claim work has started on site  

Credit:  BBC News | 26 November 2018 | www.bbc.co.uk ~~

Developers behind a wind farm have denied protesters’ claims bulldozers have starting digging at the site.

Last month the Welsh Government overturned Powys County Council’s refusal to allow the plans to go ahead at Hendy, near Llandrindod Wells.

But work cannot start until the council has ruled on bids to alter the terms of planning permission.

Hendy Wind Farm said it had only carried out pre-commencement surveys and delivered machinery to the site.

Powys councillors had rejected the seven-turbine scheme in 2017, amid objections about the visual impact in a beauty spot and the threat to a protected public right of way, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

A government planning inspector also refused the application, but he was overruled by Energy Secretary Lesley Griffiths, who said the benefits outweighed the possible negative impacts.

Despite the lodging of reserved matter applications to alter the conditions of the planning permission, local opponents of the project claim bulldozers have been seen digging on common land.

Protest group SOS Radnorshire said on Friday four of its members were threatened with police action when they blocked the entrance to the site.

A spokesman for Hendy Wind Farm said a number of “untrue” allegations had been made against the company.

“Since planning permission was issued on October 25, pre-commencement surveys have taken place and some machinery has been delivered to site to allow enabling works to begin,” he said.

“All land rights required for access across the common land are in place.”

The spokesman said the developers “continue to co-operate fully with Powys council” and were committed to “ongoing dialogue with key stakeholders and community representatives”.

A spokesman for Powys County Council said that planning officers who visited the site “consider that the works undertaken to date could potentially constitute the commencement of the development”.

“In light of this, they have advised that all works stop immediately and are not recommenced until after the relevant conditions have been discharged,” the spokesman added.

Source:  BBC News | 26 November 2018 | www.bbc.co.uk

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.