On 11 December last year, Powys County Council Regulatory Committee voted unanimously to refuse REG’s application for a 3-turbine industrial wind turbine generating station on Pentre Tump, close to the A44, the scenic gateway to Wales. This is the second time in two years that plans for Pentre Tump have been turned down by councilors. REG have appealed against this decision.

The appeal hearing will be held on Tuesday 17th December 2013 at 10.0am. at The Pavillion, Spa Rd, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5EY. The hearing may run on for one-and-a-half to two days.

Pentre Tump is our fight too for the fight against wind turbines is a collective fight. On the one hand, developers use consent for one turbine or group of turbines as a precedent for more. Just as the proposed Bowdler Farm turbine attempts to ride on the back of the Reeves Hill scheme, a second set of developers is already doing pre-application work for a 7-turbine scheme close to Llandegley rocks just to the east of Pentre Tump. Unless they are checked, wind turbines will spread like the plague! On the other hand, with public hostility and government disenchantment gathering momentum, the defeat of each particular scheme is a nail in the coffin of the whole bankrupt wind energy policy.

Powys councilors have shown courage and leadership in their opposition to Pentre Tump and in turning down six huge schemes across mid-Wales. They deserve our full support. Please do all you can to attend the hearing on the 17th.