Banc Du

Datblygiad pŵer gwynt mawr wedi’i gynnig ar gyfer Afon Gwy, Llangurig

LLlangurig-and-Banc-Du

Llangurig, at the eastern end of the A44 across the Cambrians, sits on the banks of the Wye as it leaves the higher ground of the Cambrians and turns south towards Rhayader and Builth Wells.  At this point the river is among slightly lower hills but is nevertheless the proposed location for two new wind farms by Bute Energy (also the proposers of Esgair Galed and Rhiwlas).

Cambrian-mountains-Site-of-Banc-Du-windfarm-proposalBanc Du, whose proposed location is shown in the photographs above and to the left, is intended to comprise 7 200m (650ft) high turbines, in addition to the further 15 turbines of the same height to the North of the village at Rhiwlas.  These will  tower over the river, and the Wye Valley Walk, as well as the ancient church of St Curig, whose medieval tower is no more than 33m (100ft) high even including its late 19th century spire.

Bute Energy propose to carry out statutory consultation in spring 2024, and file planning applications in summer 2024.  The Trustees will be opposing both of these proposals.

Details are available at:          https://bancduenergypark.wales/