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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.

December 6, 2018 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Controversial wind farm developers may have breached planning conditions

The developers of a controversial wind farm site may have breached their planning conditions, the county council has said. An urgent meeting has been requested with the developers, Njord Energy, before Powys County Council officers decide whether to take enforcement action over the site in Radnorshire. Powys County Council officers have been visiting the Hendy Wind Farm site at Llandegley regularly since they received a complaint that unauthorised works were taking place. During a site visit on December 4, officers . . . Complete story »

November 30, 2018 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

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

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 . . . Complete story »

November 27, 2018 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Hendy Wind Farm protesters claim work has started on site

Developers behind a wind farm have denied protesters’ claims bulldozers have starting digging at the site. Last month the Welsh Government overturned Powys County Council’s refusal to allow the plans to go ahead at Hendy, near Llandrindod Wells. But work cannot start until the council has ruled on bids to alter the terms of planning permission. Hendy Wind Farm said it had only carried out pre-commencement surveys and delivered machinery to the site. Powys councillors had rejected the seven-turbine scheme . . . Complete story »

November 24, 2018 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Powys: Protests at Hendy wind farm site

Protestors are up in arms that contractors have been on to the controversial Hendy Wind Farm site and seem to have started working early. Powys County Council has confirmed that they have received complaints about the developers that has lead to enforcement action taking place. This month a host of reserved matter applications to alter the conditions of the planning permission have been lodged with Powys County Council. Until these are agreed, work should not take place. Protest group “SOS . . . Complete story »

November 21, 2018 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Two ‘supersize’ wind turbines will be built in rural Carmarthenshire

Two 125-metre wind turbines will be built on farmland in rural Carmarthenshire after a campaign to stop their construction was blocked at the High Court. The “supersized” turbines will be built on land to the north of Rhydcymerau, between Brechfa and Llanybydder and around 20 miles to the north of Carmarthen. Planning permission for the two turbines was initially granted more than two years ago following an application by Energiekontor UK Limited, a private company that develops wind farms. That . . . Complete story »

November 21, 2018 • Letters, WalesPrint storyE-mail story

A bad decision

The recent decision by the energy, planning and rural affairs secretary Lesley Griffiths to give the go-ahead to a seven-generator wind farm is an affront to engineering, technological, commercial, democratic and indeed moral excellence. The wind farm project at Llandegley near Llandrindod Wells has been rejected by Powys county councillors and a respected planning inspector – not to mention over two hundred objections from well informed protestors – the implication being that Lesley Griffiths is privy to a higher level . . . Complete story »

November 11, 2018 • Letters, WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbines a menace to wildlife

David Bellamy in his letter (Western Mail, November 8) is spot on in his assessment regarding proliferation of wind turbines and the industrialisation of the landscape. The arguments are self-evident to any rural dweller (no, not Nimbys) but it seems main pro lobby hails from urban areas where strangely they do not suffer the imposition of clean air policies! Carwyn Jones in First Minister’s Question Time on November 7 responded to a question regarding clean air standards not being met . . . Complete story »

November 8, 2018 • Letters, WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Arguments stacked against windfarm

The Powys landscape, of rolling hills dotted with farms, its winding lanes lined with mature trees and hedgerows, its sylvan meadows, is a timeless land of outstanding beauty that could still appear to be in the early twentieth century. Which is why so many visitors love coming for its tranquil idyll. The recent decision, therefore, by the environment minister to grant approval to the Hendy windfarm at Llandegley because it is in the “national interest”, comes as a shock, given . . . Complete story »

November 4, 2018 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Llandrindod Wells: Lesley Griffiths AM avoids Hendy Wind Farm protesters outside Metropole Hotel

Around 50 wind farm protesters turned up outside the Metropole Hotel in Llandrindod Wells on Thursday, November 1; awaiting the arrival of Lesley Griffiths AM, who has controversially overturned decisions made by the county council to allow the Hendy Wind Farm to be built. The Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs was speaking at the Powys hotel as part of a conference with the National Union of Farmers. The campaigners saw this as the perfect moment to get . . . Complete story »

November 1, 2018 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Llandrindod Wells: Protest to take place over Lesley Griffith AM giving Hendy Wind Farm go-ahead

A protest is taking place in Llandrindod Wells on Thursday, November 1, after a Welsh Government minister overturned decisions made by Powys County Council to allow Hendy Wind Farm to be built. The campaigners behind the protest, which will take place outside the Metropole Hotel from 8.30am, say the decision made by Lesley Griffith AM “overturns local democracy.” Jane McDonnell, the organiser behind the protest, said: “This cannot be allowed to happen. It’s not only about it being a beautiful . . . Complete story »

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