Windpower Wales’ plans for 10 turbines of 110m (360ft) at its Llys Dymper wind farm in the Conwy Valley were given the thumbs down today by members of Conwy Council’s Planning Committee.
Planners at Conwy County Borough Council had said that the development, near Llanrwst, ‘was not considered to be acceptable in this location and would be contrary to national planning policy.’ Llys Dymper is around 5km OUTSIDE of a Strategic Search Area as identified in Welsh Government policy note TAN8 for large-scale onshore wind development. The planner’s report said the proposal is ‘contrary’ to the TAN8 objectives of concentrating developments within the SSAs and preventing turbines being ‘spread across the whole of a county.’ This is an interesting decision, too, for residents fighting Scottish Power Renewables’ scheme for 25, 145 (475ft) turbines on Mynydd Mynyllod, in the upper Dee Valley, which is also outside of the sites allocated for major wind farms.
Still on the subject of fighting the spread of wind turbines, Russell George, Assembly Member for Montgomeryshire, would like to hear your opinion on wind energy in your local area. He has put together a short survey (please click on the link) which you are invited to complete. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1gptodAx-Wejm9Z9U61zISSVWwv9YgIl2YhUy69CGRXU/viewform