Friday, 5 May 2017

Llandegley in Mid Wales shows the way for Mynydd y Gwair in West Wales - we can defend Welsh Common Land

Plans to build a wind farm at a Powys beauty spot have been rejected by councillors.

Hendy Wind Farm Ltd said its proposal to build seven turbines at Llandegley near Llandrindod Wells had the support of land owners.

The planning committee was recommended to approve it on Thursday, but voted to refuse permission.

Campaigners had said the plans could deter tourists visiting the area.

Four of the turbines would have been built on a protected public right of way, according to preservation body the Open Spaces Society.

This would make it common land, according to the group set up in 1865 to protect such areas.

Ahead of the meeting Kate Ashbrook, general secretary of the Open Spaces Society, called the development damaging.

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