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Welsh minister backs 7-turbine wind farm

Wind turbines. Author: Anne Marie Peterson. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic

October 29 (Renewables Now) - Lesley Griffiths, The Welsh government's Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs has approved a seven-turbine wind farm at Hendy, Powys County Times reported on Friday.

The minister has overturned rejections by a planning inspector and the Powys Planning Committee.

The Hendy wind farm is a project of Njord Energy, which submitted a planning application in 2014. The maximum capacity of the turbines would be of 2.5 MW, according to the article.  

In a written statement, cited by the publication, Griffiths said that the benefits of the project in the sense of generating renewable energy outweigh the impacts on landscape and visual amenity.

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