Plans for four new windfarms in mid Wales have been rejected by the UK government. Energy minister Andrea Leadsom has taken the decision following a public inquiry into the four proposals.
- Llanbadarn Fynydd
- Carnedd Wen
The proposed new windfarms triggered angry protests, largely because of the pylons that would connect them to the national grid. The minister has approved one proposal, at Llandinam, which would replace an existing windfarm. But she has rejected plans for its link to the grid. So it can only go ahead if an acceptable alternative route can be found.
The windfarm developers have described the decision as a devastating blow to mid Wales because of the lost income for local businesses and communities.