Britain's biggest ever public inquiry into Wind Farms has come to an end after a planning inspector completes his closing statement. A hotel in Welshpool has hosted the arguments for and against wind energy since the 4th of June last 2013. An alliance of about 20 organisations oppose plans by six energy developers for northern Powys.
Wind Farm Developments are proposed at Llaithddu, Llandinam, Llanbrynmair, Llanbadarn Fynydd and Carnedd Wen, as well as a power lines running from Llandinam to Welshpool.
The proposed Wind Farm developments are large scale and well above the 50 megawatt jurisdiction of the Welsh government and are instead handled by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).They are part of the target to achieve 15% of British energy from renewable sources by 2020.
The public inquiry was convened because Powys council refused to support their construction.
After completing the report a recommendation will be made to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to support or reject the applications.
The final decision, which is expected later this year, will be made by Ed Davey.
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