Campaigners lose bid to halt Welsh wind farm

The Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales has failed in its legal bid to stop a wind farm being built at Llandegley, Powys. Campaigners have long been opposed to the development, saying it would have a negative impact on a landscape dotted with medieval and prehistoric remains. But when the appeals process found its way to the Welsh government last year, via an planning inquiry and a report from a planning inspector, Welsh energy secretary Lesley Griffiths allowed the farm. “I am of the view, in this case, the proposal’s contribution to renewable energy targets constitutes an exceptional circumstance
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