Bolsterstone PLC have been granted permission for a judicial review of the Welsh Assembly Government’s advice that Powys Council should require an Environmental impact Assessment in relation to Bolsterstone / Dulas’ planning application P2012/2012/0573 for road access to the proposed Reeves Hill Windfarm via Llanshay Lane.

In his judgment, His Honour Judge Behrens, sitting as a Judge of the High Court in Leeds, observed “Despite the force of the arguments contained in the summary grounds of Defence it seems to me that the grounds of claim are properly arguable. Furthermore the application appears to involve a matter of considerable public interest”.

In accordance with the tradition that cases involving Welsh affairs should be held in Wales, the case has been transferred to the Cardiff Court. The JR hearing will probably take place towards the end of the year with Blacks Solicitors (Leeds) acting for Bolsterstone as Claimant, the Treasury Solicitors acting on behalf of the WAG as Defendant and with Powys County Council as Interested Party.