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Decision on recovered appeal and two related common land applications: Wind farm comprising 21 wind turbines and associated development at land surrounding Bryn Llywelyn, Llanllwni, Carmarthenshire, SA39 9ED

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The appeal is dismissed (planning permission refused) and two related common land applications refused.

The planning appeal and related common land applications were subject to a joint public inquiry, which covered an:

  • appeal under section 78 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for 21 wind turbines (three bladed horizontal axis) to a maximum blade tip height of 127 metres with associated electricity transformers, underground cabling, access tracks, road widening works, crane hardstandings, control buildings, substation compound, communications mast and anemometry mast for a period of 25 years; temporary works including construction, compound, laydown area, rotor assembly pads, turning heads, welfare facilities and eight guyed anemometry masts on land surrounding Bryn Llywelyn, Llanllwni, Pencader, SA39 9ED;
  • application under section 16 of the Commons Act 2006 for the deregistration and exchange of land at Mynydd Llanllwni and Mynydd Llanfihangel Rhos-y-Corn Commons; and
  • application under section 38 of the Commons Act 2006 to carry out works on Mynydd Llanllwni and Mynydd Llanfihangel Rhos-y-Corn Commons.

The Inspector appointed to hold the inquiry prepared a report for the Minister for Housing and Regeneration.

The Minister accepted the Inspector’s recommendation that the appeal be dismissed and the two common land applications refused.

The Decision Letter contains the reasoning behind the Minister’s decision to dismiss the appeal and to refuse the common land applications.

The Decision Letter and the Inspector’s Report can be found below.