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Llaithddu Wind Farm, Powys

Fferm Wynt Llaithddu Cyf

RPS led the EIA and Section 36 application submission for a 29 turbine, 66.7MW, wind farm.

The site falls within TAN 8 Strategic Search Area C. RPS worked in conjunction with the developer to design the wind farm layout and scheme, from the outset of the project. Key consultants attended a series of public exhibitions prior to submission of the application.

Our Client's approach to wind farm development is unique in the industry. Its directors are themselves Welsh hill farmers, and their aim is to help their fellow farmers to continue their traditional upland farming way of life through diversification into wind energy. Our Client's objective is to retain over half of the project value in the local economy, a significantly greater proportion than most other UK wind farm projects.

RPS has also provided post submission advice including negotiations with the Local Authority, DECC and various consultees including Cadw, CCW and WG.This has been a complex negotiation process with delays incurred whilst wider Mid Wales issues relating to grid connection and transportation are resolved. The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change has given notice that a combined public inquiry will be held for a number of Section 36 application in Mid Wales. RPS is currently preparing for the inquiry.