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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 are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.

April 24, 2018 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Rhoscrowther windfarm permission denied for third time

Plans to build wind turbines near Valero Refinery have been turned down for the third time, following a public inquiry late last year. Rhoscrowther Windfarm Ltd (RWL) applied to construct five 100 metre high turbines on land owned by former Hundleton county councillor John Allen-Mirehouse. Planning inspector Kay Sheffield concluded that the development would have “a significant and adverse visual effect on the character and appearance of the landscape of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.” Her recommendation for refusal has . . . Complete story »

April 17, 2018 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Giant wind turbine near Pen-y-Fan pond sparks strong objection

An application to build a wind turbine more than 100m high near the Pen-y-Fan Country Park has been met with strong objection. Thirty-five letters against the proposal to build the turbine, with a maximum tip height of 113m, at the Durisol UK facility on the Pen-y-fan industrial estate were received by Caerphilly County Borough Council’s planning authority. Rhianon Passmore, the Islwyn AM, also submitted an objection letter and a petition with 94 signatures outlined residents’ concerns to the plans from . . . Complete story »

April 6, 2018 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Blueprint could kill off big wind farms and pylons

A blueprint for the future of the region could finally bring an end to fears over large scale wind farms and power lines. Seven years after work first began on the Powys Local Development plan, the final documents are available and have been recommended for approval ahead of a county council cabinet meeting on Tuesday. And it could mean an end to plans for a series of large scale wind farms and the associated overhead power lines and pylons. Work . . . Complete story »

March 30, 2018 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

30m turbine faces costly repairs after gearbox ‘fails’

The Abergwaun community wind turbine has broken down and faces costly repairs after its gearbox apparently packed up, the County Echo has learnt. The 30m-high turbine at Trebover Farm, Llanychaer – a joint collaboration between a local farmer and Transition Bro Gwaun renewables group – remains out of action after the company that manufactured it went into administration while the firm behind the gearbox went bust. TBG’s 50 per cent share of the £570,000 funding required for the turbine was . . . Complete story »

March 13, 2018 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Llandegley wind farm inquiry will begin today

A public inquiry into a wind farm planning application is due to begin in Llandrindod Wells this morning. The application for seven wind turbines to be built at Llandegley Rhos, beside the Llandegley Rocks, was turned down by Powys planning committee last year, with an 11 to one against vote. But developers Hendy Wind Farm Ltd have appealed the decision with the planning inspectorate, and a five-day public inquiry will now determine the outcome of the application. The company said . . . Complete story »

March 9, 2018 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Call to scrap wind farm plans as inquiry to begin

Campaigners have renewed calls for wind turbine plans in Powys to be thrown out on the eve of a public inquiry. An application was first submitted by Hendy Wind Farm Ltd in 2014, to build seven wind turbines at Llandegley Rocks, near Llandrindod Wells. The application was refused by Powys County Council’s planning committee in April 2017, however developers appealed the decision with the planning inspectorate. A public inquiry will open on Tuesday March 13 at the Pavilion in Llandrindod . . . Complete story »

March 9, 2018 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Campaigners renew calls for Llandegley wind farm to be scrapped ahead of inquiry

Campaigners have called for plans for a Llandegley wind farm to be scrapped ahead of a public inquiry into the project. The application for seven wind turbines to be built at Llandegley Rhos, beside the Llandegley Rocks, was turned down by Powys planning committee last year, with an 11 to one against vote. But developers Hendy Wind Farm Ltd have appealed the decision with the planning inspectorate, and a five-day public inquiry is due to take place in Llandrindod Wells . . . Complete story »

March 8, 2018 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Inquiry which will decide fate of windfarm planned for Radnorshire beauty spot to open

A pressure group has renewed its calls for plans for a windfarm near common land in Radnorshire to be rejected ahead of a public inquiry. Hendy Wind Farm Limited wants an independent planning inspector to overturn Powys County Council’s planning committee’s decision to reject its plans for seven turbines near Llandegley Rocks on land off the A44. A public inquiry is due to open on Tuesday March, 13 at The Pavilion, Spa Road, Llandrindod Wells and members of the public . . . Complete story »

February 23, 2018 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Plans for a floating wind farm off the Pembrokeshire coast

Floating wind turbines could be deployed in the sea off Pembrokeshire as part of an effort to boost the marine energy sector in Wales. The proposal comes as part of an environmental scoping report submitted yesterday by Cornwall-based wave energy developer Wave Hub Limited (WHL). The report looks at how to develop marine energy technologies in the Pembrokeshire Demonstration Zone (PDZ), a 90 sq km area of sea located approximately 15km off the south Pembrokeshire coastline. It suggests that opening . . . Complete story »

February 10, 2018 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Minister overrules inspector and council to allow onshore beauty spot windfarm

Controversial plans for another windfarm on Denbigh Moors have been given the go-ahead by the Welsh Government. The decision by Lesley Griffiths, the Secretary for energy, planning and rural affairs, is at odds with the recommendation of planning inspector Kay Sheffield who had upheld Denbighshire County Council’s refusal to allow the development. Pant y Maen Windfarm Limited want to erect seven turbines near Llyn Bran, alongside the A543 road over the moors. One of the council’s main objections was the . . . Complete story »

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