New information from the Developer for the Hendregenny single turbine near Whitton has been posted on the Powys Planning website under P/2014/0225

Although the extended consultation period was supposed to end on 30th July, public web site access has been subject to various technical problems and objections should still be accepted for another week. The first likely date for the Planning Committee Meeting is 14th August but this is certain yet.

The new information concerns the impact on National Trails. The proposed 45 m high turbine is 2km from the Offa’s Dyke trail and would be clearly visible from Stonewall Hill. If both Reeves Hill Wind Farm and Hendregenny turbine were built, walkers along Offa’s Dyke would see turbines on both sides.

The Developer has submiitted a Zone of Theoretical Visibility assuming a height of 24.6m whereas the full height to blade tip is 45m, making the turbine visible over a much wider area than shown. There are no photomontages of viewpoints from Offa’s Dyke and no discussion of the cumulative impacts with Reeves Hill Wind Farm.

Objections to the case officer:

Holly-Ann Hobbs, The Gwalia, Ifon Rd, Llandindrod Wells, Powys LD1 6AA.  hobbs@powys.gov.uk