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Wind Power News: Wales


These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.

November 24, 2021 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm plans compared to flooding of Capel Celyn

Plans for a solar wind farm in west Wales has been compared to the flooding of Capel Celyn. Cllr Gareth Thomas said the 65-hectare renewable energy project proposed at Llanedi, in the east of Carmarthenshire, was “the same kind of concept” as that of the Tryweryn Valley in the 1960s. The Tryweryn Valley near Bala, which included the village of Capel Celyn, was flooded in 1965 to create a new reservoir for the English city to the north east. Cllr . . . Complete story »

November 16, 2021 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm with 15 turbines planned near Cwmbran and Newbridge

Plans to build a wind farm between Newbridge and Cwmbran have been revealed. Developers Renewable Energy Systems have requested an environmental impact assessment from Welsh ministers for the development, which will be determined by Welsh Government as a Development of National Significance. Planning documents say that an application will soon be submitted for a wind farm of up to 15 turbines on land between Cwmbran, Newbridge and Pontypool at Mynydd Maen. The turbines would have a maximum tip height of . . . Complete story »

November 3, 2021 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Controversial wind farm plans between Port Talbot and Maesteg revamped – but they’ll still have tallest turbines in the UK

The latest plans for one of Wales’ largest onshore wind farms have been released for the second round of public consultation. The revised proposal follows consultation over the summer, where Coriolis Energy and the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) released plans to build 26 wind turbines in a semi-rural area between Port Talbot and Maesteg. The initial project proposed the tallest turbines in the UK, measuring 250 metres high and 170 metres in rotor diameter. The UK’s highest wind turbine is . . . Complete story »

October 13, 2021 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Claim wind farm plans between Colwyn Bay and Llanfairfechan will “destroy” coastal vistas

Plans for wind turbines ‘double the size’ of the current crop have been opposed by Conwy County Council amidst fears for tourism and the landscape. If the plans get the go-ahead, the proposed Awel Y Mor wind farm will stretch between Colwyn Bay and Llanfairfechan adjacent to the existing Gwynt y Mor site. The wind farm would be around 10.5 km off the Great Orme. At a special planning committee meeting, councillors heard how the wind farm is a national . . . Complete story »

October 6, 2021 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Awel y Môr wind farm project leaves Rhyl Golf Club worried about its future

A campaign to save the second oldest golf club in Wales and one of the most historic has swung into action. Members at Rhyl Golf Club have discovered that the Awel y Môr Offshore Wind Farm project poses as a “new and real threat” to their existence. Two options are currently on the table. Plan A involves placing two transition jointing boxes of two 20 metre by five metre concrete slabs in the middle of the golf course – across . . . Complete story »

October 1, 2021 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Four reasons council officers don’t want these giant wind turbines off coast of Llandudno

Councils officers in Conwy want the local authority to object to plans for more giant turbines to be built off the coast of Llandudno. RWE Renewables is leading the development of Awel y Môr – a sister project to Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm. It would sit to the west of Gwynt y Môr with the turbines potentially 332 metres tall around 10km off Llandudno and Colwyn Bay. There would be between 57 and 107 turbines, depending on the . . . Complete story »

September 17, 2021 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Sea Trust concerns over Blue Gem Erebus and Valorous wind farms

A leading Pembrokeshire marine conservation charity, that has been conducting surveys in the Celtic Deep for two decades, has expressed concerns over the effects on marine wildlife of a proposed large-scale windfarm in the area. Simply Blue energy is currently developing the 96MW test Erebus Project with monitoring technology deployed in the Celtic Deep. It is proposed that Erebus will be followed by the 300MW Valorous floating wind project in the Welsh waters of the Celtic Deep. Sea Trust says . . . Complete story »

August 31, 2021 • England, WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Abnormal loads warning as controversial development near Herefordshire continues

Drivers have been warned to plan ahead and expect delays this week starting from today due to abnormal loads travelling to a controversial wind farm site just over the Herefordshire border. Delays are expected between Llanymynech and Cefnllys, near Crossgates, when the abnormal loads will be transported to Hendy Wind Farm. The Radnorshire wind farm, which was subject to a long planning battle, hit the headlines in 2019 when a video emerged of a protester falling in front of a . . . Complete story »

July 29, 2021 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Concern in the community about plans for UK’s tallest wind farm near Welsh village

A campaign group has come together to protest plans to build the UK’s tallest wind farm in south Wales. The Y Bryn onshore wind farm proposes 26 wind turbines of up to 250m each, making them the UK’s tallest onshore wind farm structures. The firm behind the plans insists it is listening to people’s concerns. However, more than a thousand locals have joined the The Stop Y Bryn Wind Farm group – expressing concern about the site’s heritage, loss of . . . Complete story »

July 26, 2021 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Bryn wind farm: Calls to withdraw 250m-high turbines plan

Opponents to a proposed wind farm in south Wales have urged the Welsh government to dismiss the plans. If approved, Y Bryn Onshore Wind Farm in Neath Port Talbot would be the largest onshore wind farm in the UK. Residents are opposed to the planned size of the 26 turbines – 250m high – and the potential risks they pose to wildlife, property values, as well as people’s physical health and mental wellbeing. The company behind the proposal, Coriolis, said . . . Complete story »

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