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 with the High Court of Justice of the Isle of Man to commence liquidation. The board of REH had reached the conclusion that there was no prospect of repaying its outstanding debts. The company has borrowed extensively over the past seven years to fund its operations, including the development of plans for MyG. During November 2015 the Secretary of State in Westminster refused permission for MyG. An application to seek permission for a Judicial Review of the Secretary of State’s decision was lodged in December and subsequently refused.
But the story is not yet finished, as a renewal application for Judicial Review has been submitted. An oral hearing of this application is scheduled for 9th June 2016 in Cardiff.