The Future of our Hills – Powys Uplands, Policy and Brexit

The Future of our Hills – Powys Uplands, Policy and Brexit

The Future of our Hills – Powys Uplands, Policy and Brexit An open meeting to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing our upland areas. Saturday 21st October 2017 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Knighton Hotel, Broad Street, Knighton, LD7 1BL (Map) Speakers include: Professor David Austin, Professor of Archaeology, Lampeter Justin Hanson, Natural Resources Wales Julian Jones, Director of the Radnorshire Wildlife Trust Sorcha Lewis, High Nature Value farmer Liz Lewis-Reddy, Head of Living Landscapes, Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust Professor Michael…

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PLEASE HELP SAVE HISTORIC LLANDEGLEY RHOS FROM GIANT WIND TURBINES

PLEASE HELP SAVE HISTORIC LLANDEGLEY RHOS FROM GIANT WIND TURBINES

This Post is a summary of our new web page with full details about the Hendy wind farm application, and on how to help us and how to object to the application. CPRW Brecon & Radnor Branch are urgently appealing for your help. Powys Council turned down the Hendy Wind Farm application, for 7 x 110m turbines on Llandegley Rhos, in April this year. The developers are now appealing against the Council’s decision on grounds that the national need for…

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Powys LDP – Update #8 – 3/8/2017 & An Update From Last Year’s Autumn Seminar

Powys LDP – Update #8 – 3/8/2017 & An Update From Last Year’s Autumn Seminar

We have two big updates for you with this Post. Summaries of the updates will be found here in the Post; full details can be found by following the relevant links. Powys Local Development Plan: Hearing Sessions Summary Ponds, Rivers and Poultry Seminar Update (see below)   1. POWYS LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: HEARING SESSIONS – SUMMARY A synopsis of our Summary of the LDP Hearing Sessions is given here. For the full Summary and additional links please check out this…

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Two Upcoming Events!

Two Upcoming Events!

Two Events For Us! We will shortly be sending an update on the progress of the LDP to date, but in the meantime wished to draw your attention, firstly, to this event below, taking place on the weekend of the 15th and 16th of July at Strata Florida Abbey, Pontrhydfendigaid. Secondly, Professor David Austin, chair of the Strata Florida Trust, has agreed to chair the CPRW Brecon & Radnor 2017 Autumn Seminar which will bring together speakers to discuss aspects…

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CPRW Brecon and Radnor Branch AGM 6th July 2017

CPRW Brecon and Radnor Branch AGM 6th July 2017

CPRW Brecon and Radnor Branch 2017 Annual General Meeting 2pm Thursday 6thJuly 2017 The Village Hall, Howey   Please do join us for the Branch AGM. The agenda is set out below and linked here. Minutes of the 2016 AGM are linked here. AGENDA 1. Chairman’s welcome and statement 2. Apologies for absence 3. Minutes of 2016 Annual General Meeting 4. Matters arising from the minutes 5. Chairman’s report. 6. Financial report and adoption of accounts. Treasurer 7. Election of officers…

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URGENT: Threat to Welsh Designated Landscapes – Debate Tuesday 6th June

URGENT: Threat to Welsh Designated Landscapes – Debate Tuesday 6th June

CPRW Brecon & Radnor Branch have learnt that  the review of Welsh designated landscapes called “Future Landscapes, Delivering for Wales” will be discussed in the Senedd on Tuesday 6th June. We are deeply concerned for Brecon Beacons National Park, most of which lies in our area, but  also for the two other National Parks in Wales: Snowdonia and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and also Welsh Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). The Welsh Government plans to create new legislation…

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Powys LDP – Update #7– 3/6/2017

Powys LDP – Update #7– 3/6/2017

Hearing Statements for Renewable Energy Hearing Session 15 1.FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO MAKE COMMENTS ON THE COUNCIL’S NEW INFORMATION AND PROPOSED RENEWABLE ENERGY POLICY: Statements should address the Inspector’s questions in the Matters & Issues Agenda linked here. Eligibility to submit a Hearing Statement: We have done our best to clarify who is eligible to submit a Hearing Statement, but we are still confused. The Programme Officer’s email to us on Thursday 25th May said: “To clarify, please note that the statements deadline of…

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Powys LDP – Update #6 – 20/5/2017

Powys LDP – Update #6 – 20/5/2017

Powys LDP Examination: Renewable Energy New information on Renewable Energy: new evidence and new LDP policy suggestions published by Powys County Council on 12th May 2017. The new documents are: 1. AECOM Revised Renewable Energy Assessment for Powys (ED059) 2. AECOM MAPS p 1 to 44 (wind and solar) (ED059) 3. AECOM MAPS p 44 to 56 (biomass) (ED059) 4. ENPLAN assessment of impact on proposed Local Search Areas on Landscape using reduced version of LANDMAP methodology (ED060) 5. Powys…

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From our Chairman: Awards, AGM and a Party

From our Chairman: Awards, AGM and a Party

Architecture Award. Every year we make an award for good design of a building which complements its setting. Last year we gave our Award to the Wye Valley Canoes development in the old chapel at Glasbury. Please let us know of your suggestions. Rural Wales Award. We are delighted to announce that this year, the recipient of the Rural Wales Award will be Chris Bruce who lives near Hay on Wye. Chris is a wizard with mapping and GIS –…

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Powys LDP – Update #5 – 20/4/2017

Powys LDP – Update #5 – 20/4/2017

1. Hendy Wind Farm at Llandegley Rocks near Penybont P/2014/0672: You have probably heard that Powys Council have announced their intention to bring this application before the Planning Committee on the 27th April, next Thursday. This highly controversial 2014 application is for 7 wind turbines of height 110m, together with substation, control building, access tracks etc. The application number is P/2014/0672 and documents, consultee responses and objections can be found on the application website here. The agenda for the Planning…

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