Category Archives: Wind Power

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Nant y Moch victims

Anything is expendable, in the National Interest. Landscapes; habitats; wildlife; and people. The collateral damage of having the value of your home effectively cut to zero, by as little as a rumour of development, is apparently no concern of developer … Continue reading

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