RWE's UK Onshore Windfarm under Public Review

A joint public inquiry will be held into two applications for onshore windfarms in Powys, mid-Wales. These refer to applications made by Vattenfall for the Llanbadarn Fynydd scheme (59.5 MW), and RWE npower renewables for the Carnedd Wen scheme (130-250 MW), for development consent under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989. Under the section 36 process, if a relevant planning authority objects to an application, the Government is obliged to call a public inquiry. Powys County Council has objected to both the Llanbadarn Fynydd scheme and the Carnedd Wen scheme, triggering a public inquiry. The UK Government has decided that evidence on the benefits and impacts of these proposals is best considered at a single inquiry for both schemes. Although the details are still to be confirmed, it is expected that the Pre-Inquiry meeting will take place in Spring 2013, with the full inquiry to commence later next year. There are a further four section 36 applications for onshore windfarms on which Powys County Council is due to respond to the Department of Energy and Climate Change by the end of September 2012 ...Zum vollständigen Artikel

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