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Planning decisions for six Powys, Mid-Wales infrastructure projects

The Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom today announced planning decisions for six proposed energy infrastructure projects in Powys, Mid-Wales.

The decisions follow a combined public inquiry, called by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which closed in May 2014.

The decisions are:

  • Llanbadarn Fynydd onshore wind farm refused;
  • Llandinam onshore wind farm repowering consent given;
  • Llaithddu onshore wind farm refused;
  • Llanbrynmair onshore wind farm refused;
  • Carnedd Wen onshore wind farm refused; and
  • Llandinam to Welshpool Substation Overhead Power Line connection refused.

A DECC Spokesperson said: “Careful consideration has been given to each application, and the planning and energy issues involved.”

The reasoning behind the decision for each application are set out in the decision letters published here


  • Welsh Translation of the decision letters are available here (click ‘More information’ to view).
  • On 23 October 2012, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change called a combined public inquiry into the above applications made under sections 36 and 37 of the Electricity Act 1989. Further details on the applications, including the Statement of Matters, are in the Notice.
  • The Inquiry commenced on 4 June 2013 and closed on May 2014. The Planning Inspector’s report and recommendations were submitted to the Secretary of State on 8 December 2014.
  • There was no statutory deadline for determination of the applications under the Electricity Act 1989.
Published 7 September 2015