November 30, 2018

Llandrindod Wells: CPRW launch High Court bid to challenge Lesley Griffiths AM’s Hendy Wind Farm decision

By Josie Le Vay, Reporter | County Times |

The Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales (CPRW) group in Brecon and Radnor has initiated a High Court challenge to the decision made by Lesley Griffiths AM to allow the development to Hendy Wind farm near Llandrindod Wells proceed.

In doing this, the rural affairs minister overturned decisions made by local authorities in Powys: the county council and a planning inspector refused permission for the seven wind turbines to be built between Penybont and Llandegley.

The legal challenge will have to be lodged by Thursday, December 6.

Jonty Colchester Chair of Brecon And Radnor CPRW said:

“This incomprehensible decision by Lesley Griffiths ignores all our local County Council representations and the basic tenets of Planning Policy Wales. There is really no point in having a planning framework if it can simply be ignored. We are not against wind energy: Powys generates a great deal of it from strategic search areas designated for the purpose. This decision rides roughshod over the countryside and we will fight to the last to reverse it. As always we will have to turn to our supporters to fund the appeal and a national CPRW campaign is being mounted. CPRW recognises that if this development is allowed to proceed, a disastrous precedent will be set to allow wind-farms anywhere in Wales”.

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