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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.

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 »

January 5, 2019 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Heart-in-mouth moment woman falls in path of oncoming cement lorry at wind farm protest

Footage has emerged of a woman falling before a moving concrete lorry at a wind farm protest in mid Wales. Protestors had gathered at Llandegley in Powys to make their feelings known about plans to press ahead with the construction of a controversial wind farm. In the footage, captured on a mobile phone, protestors can be seen standing in the way of a large lorry as it makes its way down a track at the Hendy Wind Farm site. At . . . Complete story »

January 5, 2019 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Plan for wind turbine on Gwent Levels site near Newport could get green light despite objections

Plans to build a 130-metre tall wind turbine on a field in the Gwent Levels near Newport have been recommended for approval, despite “significant concerns” over the proposed development. Applicants Clean Earth want to build the turbine in a large field off Rush Wall Lane near Redwick. The development would produce enough low carbon electricity to power around 2,390 houses every year, with a proposed lifetime of 30 years. Planning officers have recommended the application is given the green light . . . Complete story »

December 21, 2018 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Protesters lose their bid to stop work at the Hendy Wind Farm site at Llandegley, near Llandrindod Wells

Work will be able to continue at the controversial Hendy Wind Farm near Llandrindod Wells. Legal action to extend an injunction stopping developers from working at the site, until all permission discharge conditions have been met, has failed. Protesters against the controversial wind farm, at Llandegley, had taken their legal challenge to Birmingham Civil Justice Centre, but left disappointed. They had hoped that the injunction that only allowed developers to work on “steel fixing works” would be in place, until . . . Complete story »

December 21, 2018 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Russell George AM accuses Hendy Wind Farm developers and Welsh Government of “riding roughshod” over communities

Montgomeryshire AM Russell George has accused the Welsh Government and Hendy Wind Farm of “riding roughshod over communities” over the controversial development. Mr George said he had written to the Welsh Government for ‘urgent clarification’ regarding plans to bring large wind turbine components through Newtown in January, a move he fears could cause serious disruption in the town. “For Newtown and the wider area, it would be totally unacceptable for what is an already heavily congested road to have further . . . Complete story »

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