At Windpower Wales we take great care and time to develop our wind energy projects, and for good reason. We understand that developing a new wind farm will have an impact on a number of people living and working in the communities where the wind farm may be located and there are many important factors which must be considered before any application is made.
First of all, we work with land owners and assess the policy, technical and environmental considerations before determining that a wind farm may be technically feasible. When land owners have agreed to work with us to take the proposals into the next stage of development, we embark on lengthy and detailed consultation with a wide range of organisations that have an interest and a remit in the planning process.
Most importantly, we discuss the proposed project at length with people in the communities surrounding the proposed development, to explain the proposal and to work together to reach a design that is acceptable.
We also discuss with local communities at an early stage how the benefits that will accrue to local communities through the operation of the wind farm can be distributed. We want to make sure that everyone in the area has a chance to contribute to the process of developing the wind farm and that all views are considered and questions answered. Our aim is to submit applications that carry the support of local communities.
In February 2012, following over three years of consultation and development, a planning application for a 10 turbine 23MW capacity wind farm at Llys Dymper was submitted to Conwy County Council. We are confident that this application now meets the requirements of all consultees and we await determination of the matter by Conwy Planning Committee.
how you can support our projects
There are many ways to support your local wind farm. The key to achieving planning permission is to make sure that both planning officers and councillors are aware of local support for wind farm developments in their area.
Write to the Planning Officer, the local Councillors and the Assembly Member.find out more
Write to our local newspapers and magazines, and become an active member of our social networks.find out more
Join the Renewable Wales Network and participate in active support activities for Renewable Energy in Wales.visit the website
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Windpower Wales has identified further sites in other parts of Wales which are considered to be optimum in terms of situation and wind speed for future development and these sites are currently undergoing initial feasibility studies.
We will continue to work with landowners, policy and technical partners to assess where there may be opportunities to develop new wind farms in the future and our commitment remains to work closely with all interested parties through the development process.
Write to your Councillors
The best to way to support our projects is to write, email or call the people who have influence over the planning decisions. We would also appreciate a copy!
AM for Clwyd West
55 Market Street, Abergele, LL22 7AF
Plas yn Trofarth, Llangernyw, Abergele, Conwy, LL22 8RD
Senior Planning Officer
Peter Lewis MBE
Council for Uwch Aled
Groudd Hall, Cerrigydrudion, Corwen LL21 9TA
Councillor for Uwch Conwy
Hafod Geunan, Nebo, Llanrwst, Conwy, LL26 0TD
Councillor for Llansannan
Hwlffordd, Llansannan, Denbigh, LL16 5NN
Councillor for Betws-Yn-Rhos
2 Ty'n-y-Ffordd, Dolwen, Abergele, Conwy, LL22 8NR
Write to your Local Newspaper
The Daily Post
PO Box 202, Vale Road, Llandudno Junction, Conwy, LL31 9ZD
The Western Mail
North Wales Weekly News
Denbighshire Free Press
Mold Business Park, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1XY
Golwg Newydd / Cwmni Golwg, Blwch Post 4, Llanbedr Pont Steffan, SA48 7LX