The Council for the Protection of Rural Wales (CPRW) had written to the Welsh Assembly Government asking them to advise Powys Council to require an EIA for this application for a 79m turbine within 1.3 km of Offa’s Dyke.

Astonishingly, the Council had previously told the Developer that “there would not be significant effect on the environment such that an expert and detailed study through an EIA is needed” .

CPRW’s demand for an EIA has been backed up by strong supporting letters from the Offa’s Dyke Association, Kirsty Williams AM and SHCG.