Press release

Mynydd y Gwynt wind farm refused development consent

Today, (Friday, 20 November 2015), the Mynydd y Gwynt Wind Farm has been refused development consent by the Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

The application for the proposed windfarm, located east of Aberystwyth within Powys Council local authority boundary and consisting of up to 27 turbines with up to 81-89.1 MW generating capacity, was formally submitted to The Planning Inspectorate for consideration on 31 July 2014 and accepted for examination on 20 August 2014. (The Inspectorate has 28 days from the day after the date of receipt of an application to decide whether or not to accept it for examination).

The decision by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change follows a six month examination process by The Planning Inspectorate which met all the statutory timescales laid down in the Planning Act 2008. A recommendation was made to the Energy Secretary on 20 August 2015.

The Secretary of State’s decision, and the Examining Authority’s recommendation is available on The Planning Inspectorate’s National Infrastructure projects website.


Journalists wanting further information about the examination process should contact the Planning Inspectorate Press Office, on: 0303 444 5004 or 0303 444 5005 or

Notes to editors:

The Planning Inspectorate, National Infrastructure Programme of Projects details the proposals which are anticipated to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate as applications in the coming months.