The site is relatively remote from large settlements, the nearest town of any size being Newtown, about 7.5 miles to the south-east. The area is one of scattered farmsteads and other dwellings and the predominant land use in the area is agriculture, mainly grazing.
A planning application for 21 turbines was submitted to Powys County Council in 2010 following extensive studies of the site and surrounding context and after a lengthy iterative design process. Currently the application has been amended to include 19 turbines for a maximum of 47.5MW capacity.
Pennant Walters is one of a group of wind farm developers who in liaison with Powys CC, WAG and other stakeholder bodies worked together to define a strategic traffic management plan for the delivery of turbine components to the site from Ellesmere port. Initial consultations on our application via Powys CC resulted in requests for further information on a number of specific topics from Natural Resources Wales (formerly The Countryside Council for Wales) and others.
Further information has been submitted in 2018, 2019 and 2020 and we continue to liaise with consultees as this project moves closer towards determination which is expected in Q2 2020.