Lluest y Gwynt Wind Farm Proposal: letters to the Press

The society has written to several local and national newspapers expressing its concerns about the recent proposal for a major wind power development in the southern part of the Pumlumon area. Click here to view the letter

Mynydd y Gwynt update

The Society’s concern over the proposed Mynydd y Gwynt wind farm (MyG), to be sited not far from the Pumlumon ridge, has continued over several years. Isle of Man based company, Renewable Energy Holdings (REH) has been a key part of the consortium promoting the scheme. On 31st March 2016, REH filed a winding-up claim […]

Mynydd y Gwynt decision challenge?

Mynydd y Gwynt Ltd. have put in a pre-action letter for a judicial review challenging the Secretary of State’s decision to reject the windfarm.

Mynydd y Gwynt wind farm refused

On 20th November 2015, the UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change refused permission for this major development, which would have included 125m turbines less than 2km from the Pumlumon summit ridge. The National Infrastructure Planning Inspectorate completed its examination of the proposal in May 2015, and on 20th August it made its […]

Mynydd y Gwynt Wind Farm Update

The National Infrastructure Planning Inquiry for the 27-turbine development of Mynydd y Gwynt (in the north of the Cambrian Mountains, near Pumlumon) has now ended. The Planning Inspector is due to submit his report and recommendations to the Secretary of State at DECC by 20 August 2015. Following this, the Secretary of State will make […]

Mynydd y Gwynt windfarm proposal update

An accompanied site inspection and three issue specific hearings (ISH) were held in Llanidloes during the week commencing 16th March 2015. The first ISH was on Policy – essentially the planning balance/weight to be given to National Policy statements (EN1, EN3), and to Welsh Planning Policy (TAN8 etc). At the start, the Planning Inspector stated […]

Mynydd y Gwynt application accepted for examination by NIP

Mynydd y Gwynt wind farm planning application, which was resubmitted on 31st July 2014, has been accepted for examination by  the National Infrastructure Planning Inspectorate. The application has now reached what is called the “pre-examination stage”, a period of around three months when the Planning Inspectorate prepares for its formal examination of the proposal. However, […]

Mynydd y Gwynt windfarm planning application resubmitted

Mynydd y Gwynt wind farm planning application was resubmitted on 31st July 2014 to the National Infrastructure Planning Inspectorate, which has until 28th August to decide whether to accept the application. If it does, and you want to object to the proposal, you will have to register. You can sign up at the NIP website […]

Mynydd y Gwynt planning application withdrawn

Mynydd y Gwynt wind farm planning application was withdrawn just before the 22nd May deadline by which the National Infrastructure Planning Inspectorate had to decide whether to accept the application. The withdrawal letter suggests that the applicants had been advised by NIPI that the application was unacceptable as it stood, and that they will revise and […]

Planet on Windfarms in Wales

The summer 2014 issue of the quality cultural and political Welsh quarterly Planet features a thoughtful article by Kelvin Mason, in which he argues that to go beyond frustratingly polarised disputes over windfarms we need to look at broader questions about landscape, corporate power and justice. Click here for a contents summary of this issue, […]