Powys LDP – Update #4 – 14 April 2017

Powys LDP – Update #4 – 14 April 2017

1. COULD YOU BE COUNTY COUNCILLOR FOR YSCIR? No candidate has come forward to replace Gillian Thomas as County Councillor for Yscir ward. This means the nomination period is extended and anyone wishing to stand should contact Sian Lewis-Davies, Senior Elections Officer, on electoral.services@powys.gov.uk for more information and to obtain nomination papers. Unless there is a sudden rush of nominations, it’s likely anyone coming forward now will be elected unopposed. This is a great opportunity to help make some changes…

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Powys LDP – Update #3 – 28 March 2017

Powys LDP – Update #3 – 28 March 2017

1. Powys LDP Hearings: New information and a few reminders about the LDP Hearings: RENEWABLE ENERGY HEARINGS: Please note that the renewable energy hearing sessions, originally to have been the 9th and 10th May, have now been postponed to 27th and 28th June. Powys will now publish revised evidence and their proposed revised Renewable Energy (RE) policy on the 12th May. Hearing statements must be submitted to the Inspector by 5th June. Anyone who objected to the Further Focussed Changes is…

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POWYS LDP: FURTHER UPDATE

POWYS LDP: FURTHER UPDATE

1. POWYS LDP Examination; Hearing statements and Hearing Sessions The Hearing Sessions for the Planning Inspector’s Examination of the Powys LDP begin on 28 March. CPRW’s National and Powys Branches’ Statements set out why Powys’s proposed RE policy fails the Examination “soundness” tests. Our Barrister will represent us at the Hearings on 28th and 29th March. We hope to have the Inspector’s confirmation of how issues of “soundness” of procedure in production of the LDP can be dealt with satisfactorily…

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UPDATE: Powys Local Development Plan (LDP) and Proposed Renewable Energy Policy

UPDATE: Powys Local Development Plan (LDP) and Proposed Renewable Energy Policy

Events have been moving fast in the last few weeks: 1.    17th January 2017 Powys Cabinet approval of Further Focussed Changes (FFCs): Powys Council Cabinet approved the Further Focussed Changes (FFCs), containing the proposed new renewable energy (RE) policy i.e. the vast proposed wind and solar Local Search Areas and 600MW target (revised from 50MW in earlier LDP versions). Despite cogent arguments presented by leaders of the opposition groups, the Cabinet, with one single abstention, voted in favour of approval…

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POWYS LDP: APPEAL FOR DONATIONS TO SET UP LEGAL FUND

POWYS LDP: APPEAL FOR DONATIONS TO SET UP LEGAL FUND

CPRW have been in contact with a barrister specialising in Welsh planning law to support our opposition to the late changes to Powys’ Local Development Plan and are now appealing for contributions to a Legal Fund to help pay for this much needed legal advice.  Powys’ proposed introduction of vast Local Search Areas for wind and solar development, coupled with huge targets based on flawed data, have the potential to change the county and the life of the county’s residents for ever. We feel legal advice is essential to…

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Powys LDP: Public Consultation Now Closed – Our Submission

Powys LDP: Public Consultation Now Closed – Our Submission

Powys Local Development Plan (2011-2026) Schedule of Further Focussed Changes to the Deposit Draft LDP: The public consultation on the Further Focussed Changes to the Local Development Plan closed on 21st November. We have uploaded the joint submission of the CPRW Brecon & Radnor and Montgomeryshire branches. See Current Issues>Powys Local Development Plan for the submission and details of this important issue. We will shortly upload a summary of arguments and short description of the LDP process i.e. what happens next. We will…

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Powys Local Development Plan: Public Consultation

Powys Local Development Plan: Public Consultation

Powys Local Development Plan (2011-2026) Schedule of Further Focussed Changes to the Deposit Draft LDP: The changes proposed include identification of very extensive ‘Local Search Areas’ for wind and solar development right across the county across some of our most beautiful landscapes. This is contrary to the Welsh Government’s Technical Advice Note 8 (TAN8) whereby large scale energy infrastructure is allowed only within Strategic Search Areas. Welsh Government guidance on the preparation of LDPs does not support introduction of such radical new policies…

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Ponds, Rivers and Poultry Seminar

Ponds, Rivers and Poultry Seminar

CPRW Brecon & Radnor Branch seminar ‘Ponds, Rivers and Poultry’, Saturday 29 October 2016, Llanigon near Hay on Wye The Brecon & Radnor CPRW branch committee were delighted to welcome 100 or so delegates to this important event, including representatives of CPRE in Herefordshire, the Woodland Trust, Cargill Meats Europe, and Herefordshire Council, Powys Ramblers and other local organisations, as well as concerned members of the public. We had a very successful day, with excellent speakers and presentations, and came…

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Glasbury Business Wins Prestigious Architect Award

Glasbury Business Wins Prestigious Architect Award

Glasbury Business Wins Prestigious Architect Award The Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales (CPRW) is delighted to announce that the 2016 Award for Architecture has been presented to Wye Valley Canoes for their exciting and dramatic conversion of the old chapel in Glasbury. The presentation took place on Wednesday 14th September 2016 at the River Café in Glasbury. The Brecon & Radnor Branch of CPRW which gives the Award chose the chapel conversion for the exciting and sensitive conversion…

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Ponds, Rivers and Poultry

Ponds, Rivers and Poultry

Our next event is entitled Ponds, Rivers and Poultry. This is an an open meeting to discuss the impact of intensive poultry production in Powys on our freshwater ecosystems. This will be of interest to many including fishermen, naturalists, poultry farmers and others. We have a number of guest speakers coming along. And refreshments and a buffet lunch are available! The date for your diary? Saturday 29th October 10.00 am to 3.30 pm at Llanigon Village Hall, near Hay on…

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