Mynydd y Gwynt windfarm planning application submitted

Mynydd y Gwynt wind farm planning application was submitted on 24th April 2014 to the National Infrastructure Planning Inspectorate, which has until 22nd May 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 […]

Meeting Monday 17th March re. Nantyrast wind proposal

A recent proposal for 36 x 480 foot-high turbines in the area of Nantyrast and Cwrt-y-cadno, near the headwaters of the Pysgotwr and Cothi rivers, will be the subject of a Public Meeting next Monday, 17th March, at Cil-y-cwm School, starting at 7.30pm. The meeting is organised jointly by the Cambrian Mountains Society and A.N.Ts […]

Assembly petitioned on community wind

The best-known aim of the Welsh Government’s Technical Advice Note 8 is to facilitate 800 MW (installed capacity) of onshore wind power in Wales through large developments in seven Strategic Search Areas, including Nant y Moch. However, TAN 8 also directs local planning authorities “to encourage … smaller community based wind farm schemes (generally less […]

Pennies drop more quickly in Scotland?

Wales has a map showing its most precious landscapes: LANDMAP. The Welsh Government asked for LANDMAP, to help it make development decisions. LANDMAP shows Nant y Moch to be in an “outstanding” landscape, of “international or national importance”. Strange then that WG’s TAN8 wind power planning guidance should designate Nant y Moch as an “SSA” […]

An Ill Wind from the East

The hiatus in development activity at Nant y Moch may have put off one evil day, but now the Cambrian Mountains face another wind power proposal not much smaller, and just as damaging. The Mynydd y Gwynt wind farm, as currently described, would cover the hills between the Wye river and Hafren forest, north of […]

Nant y Moch windfarm put on hold

The developers, SSE Renewables, have announced a virtual suspension of the Nant y Moch wind farm project. In a letter to CMS Chairman Ann West, SSE’s Onshore Development Project Manager says : “Following an internal project review, we have decided to delay the submission of the DCO application to the Planning Inspectorate as we are […]