The latest decision on a nationally significant infrastructure project was to refuse consent for a 27-turbine wind farm in Wales. The main reason given was that there was not enough evidence to assess the effect on a protected species, the red kite. Given the government's antipathy to onshore wind farms, though, were they looking for a reason to refuse this project?
Plans for a wind farm in Powys have been rejected by the UK government.The proposed Mynydd y Gwynt wind farm, at Glanrhyd five miles west of Llangurig, included 27 turbines and would have generated up to 89.1 megawatts (MW). The decision follows a six-month examination by the planning inspectorate.The application was submitted for consideration on 31 July 2014 following a community consultation in 2011