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24/08/2016

Appeal: Llanidloes turbines approved despite impacts on heritage and homes

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Six wind turbines have been approved for a site north of Llangurig and west of Llanidloes in Powys, after an inspector deemed that the scheme’s contribution to renewable energy aims outweighed its minor impact on heritage assets and residential and landscape amenity.

The site is described as an area of upland pasture in the Environmental Statement, and inspector Aidan McCooey noted that no protected designated landscapes would be adversely affected by the proposal. But he argued that the introduction of six turbines with a maximum tip height of 100 metres would have a significant adverse impact on the landscape character in the local area. It would also sig.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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