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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 reproduced here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.

April 25, 2019 • England, WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Rolling road blocks could hit Shropshire border routes

Rolling road blocks on the Shropshire/Welsh border over the next 18 months could cause traffic hold-ups. Major trunk roads, including the A483/A5 from Newtown, through Shropshire and the Oswestry and Chirk bypasses could be affected by abnormal loads taking equipment to a new wind farm in north Wales. The Clocaenog Forest wind farm will see 27 turbines put up within the forest near the popular Llyn Brenig beauty spot in Denbighshire. A roads order will come into effect on Thursday . . . Complete story »

March 25, 2019 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Llandrindod Wells: Rejected legal challenge to Hendy Wind Farm to be appealed

An environmental campaign group has decided to continue its legal challenge to the controversial Hendy Wind Farm site near Llandrindod Wells. The Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales (CPRW) group in Brecon and Radnor initiated the High Court challenge to the decision made by Lesley Griffiths AM to allow the development to proceed. However on Monday, March 18, this legal challenged was dismissed. Initially, CPRW was not going to take this challenge any further. However, the organisation has now . . . Complete story »

March 22, 2019 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Llandrindod Wells: ‘Absolute horror’ as Hendy Wind Farm fight is lost

Work will be able to continue at the controversial Hendy Wind Farm site near Llandrindod Wells, after a legal challenge to the development was dismissed on Monday, March 18. The Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales (CPRW) group in Brecon and Radnor initiated the High Court challenge to the decision made by Lesley Griffiths AM to allow the development to proceed. This decision, by the Welsh Government Rural Affairs Minister, had overturned previous ones made by Powys County Council . . . Complete story »

March 19, 2019 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Llandegley wind turbines to be built near ancient monuments

After a long-running dispute over their impact on four ancient monuments, seven giant wind turbines are to be built. The development at Llandegley was rejected by Powys council in 2017, with an appeal by Hendy Wind Farms rejected following a public inquiry. However, energy secretary Lesley Griffiths decided to grant permission in November because of “exceptional circumstances”. On Monday, an appeal against her decision was dismissed. A storm of local protest followed the initial plans, with the 110m (361ft) high . . . Complete story »

January 20, 2019 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Anti-pylon group donate £1,000 boost for turbine protesters

A Montgomeryshire-based anti-pylon group has donated funds towards a campaign that is protesting against plans to build a windfarm at a Radnorshire beauty spot. Montgomeryshire Against Pylons presented a cheque for £1,000 to the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales (CPRW) Brecon and Radnor branch to help with legal costs to prevent Hendy Wind Farm from going ahead. The money was raised from donations to Montgomeryshire Against Pylons’ campaign against the expanding energy infrastructure in Mid Wales in the . . . Complete story »

January 19, 2019 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Powys: Hendy Wind Farm update for planning committee

Powys County Council (PCC) has been within minutes of forcing work to stop at the controversial Hendy Windy Farm. Gwilym Davies, professional lead development manager at PCC, briefed members of the planning committee on the situation after Cllr David Price (Independent – Llanafanfawr) asked for an update. In recent weeks protests have been taking place at the site near Llandegley as the developers look to build one of the turbines as quickly as possible. Developers Njord Energy are supposed to . . . Complete story »

January 11, 2019 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Bryn Blaen wind farm ‘not generating electricity’

People living near a wind farm in Powys claim it has not generated any electricity in nearly a year. Bryn Blaen wind farm near Llangurig has six turbines, each about 328ft (100m) tall with the potential to power 8,400 homes. But residents said they had not seen them working since February last year. Developer Njord Energy, which is building another wind farm near Llandrindod Wells, has been asked to comment. Planning permission for Bryn Blaen was refused by Powys council . . . Complete story »

January 9, 2019 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Hendy Wind Farm: Powys County Council is investigating claims of planning breaches at the site near Llandrindod Wells

“Technical breaches” of planning conditions are allegedly taking place at the Hendy Wind Farm development at Llandegley, near Llandrindod Wells, but nothing is being done about it yet. Powys County Council (PCC) has admitted it is aware of the claims as it said that a “live investigation is open” on the development. Protesters have been picketing the site this week as the final “concrete pour” has been taking place to build the base for a 110m wind turbine. They claim . . . Complete story »

January 9, 2019 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Contentious plans for 130-metre high turbine on Gwent Levels approved

A wind turbine which would be the “tallest manmade structure” on the Gwent Levels near Newport has been given planning permission despite widespread concerns. Plans for a 130-metre tall turbine near Redwick drew objections from residents, councillors and environmental agencies who claimed it would adversely impact the landscape. Council officers admitted the scheme’s benefits “narrowly” outweighed its drawbacks and a single vote proved the difference after the planning committee gave its approval on Wednesday. The meeting heard that the Clean . . . Complete story »

January 9, 2019 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Protestors clash with security guards at wind farm

A woman fell in front of a lorry as protestors fighting against a wind farm clashed with security guards. Video footage shows the moment the campaigner managed to get up in the nick of time to avoid potentially fatal injuries. Former Conservative MP Neil Hamilton and his wife Christine were among those protesting against a new wind farm being built at Llandegley. Mr Hamilton, who is now the Assembly Member for Mid Wales, said the campaigners had taken up positions . . . Complete story »

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