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.