Rhiwlas

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

Cambrian-mountains-Llangurig-Foel-Gurig-site-of-proposed-Rhiwlas-Energy-Park

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 Banc Du).

At Rhiwlas, on Foel Gurig ridge south east of the village (shown above), Bute propose to build a further 15 200m (650ft) high turbine in addition to the 7 turbines of the same size which would be built on the north side at Banc Du. 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://rhiwlasenergypark.wales/