Hendy Wind Farm – Minister’s Decision

Hendy Wind Farm – Minister’s Decision

Dear Member, Despite all our efforts, and your magnificent and generous support, Welsh Government Cabinet Minister for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, has approved Hendy Wind Farm at Llandegley Rhos. In her decision released on 25/10/18, she has chosen to disagree with her appointed Planning Inspector, Hywel Wyn Jones, whose report following the March 2018 Public Inquiry was delivered on 11/5/18. In his carefully argued 115 page report, Planning Inspector Hywel Jones set out the urgent need for renewable energy…

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DOWN to EARTH DAY : A CPRW Public Symposium on the Well-being of Our Soil

DOWN to EARTH DAY : A CPRW Public Symposium on the Well-being of Our Soil

The Soil Beneath our Feet Yes, the answer does lie in the soil and if you’ve ever wondered what those answers are the Brecon & Radnor Branch of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales are hosting an inspiring day of talks and discussions on Saturday 3rd November at The Town Hall in Talgarth near Brecon from 10.00am to 4.00pm. A panel of expert scientists, farmers and conservationists will explore this important and complex subject chaired by Dr. John…

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CPRW Brecon & Radnor Branch Annual General Meeting 5th July 2018

CPRW Brecon & Radnor Branch Annual General Meeting 5th July 2018

Brecon and Radnor Branch 2018 Annual General Meeting 3pm Thursday 5th July 2018 Old Stable, Penyrheol Chapel, nr Llanigon AGENDA Chairman’s welcome and statement Apologies for absence Minutes of 2017 Annual General Meeting Matters arising from the minutes Chairman’s report Financial report and adoption of accounts. Treasurer Election of officers and committee members: Membership Secretary and Treasurer, Ann Payne would like to retire from the Committee at the next AGM but would like to hand over Treasurer duties at the…

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Update: Petition to Welsh Assembly to Control Environmental Impacts of Intensive Poultry Units

Update: Petition to Welsh Assembly to Control Environmental Impacts of Intensive Poultry Units

On 22nd May, our petition was handed in to the Welsh Assembly Petitions Committee, having attracted 4,567 signatures, mostly from Wales and neighbouring English border counties. We very much welcomed the help and support, both drafting the petition and collecting signatures, of a number of environmental NGOs. These included the Wildlife Trusts, in particular the Radnorshire Wildlife Trust, Plantlife, the Woodland Trust, Countryside Restoration Trust, Campaign for the Protection of Welsh Fisheries, the Angling Trust/Fish Legal among others as well…

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Garden Party – CPRW at 90

Garden Party – CPRW at 90

Brecon & Radnor Branch of Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales are celebrating CPRW at 90 with A Garden Party at Broadheath House Garden Presteigne LD8 2HG Courtesy of Steve and Andrea Jude Sunday May 13th 2018 3.00pm An Italianate Walled Garden Designed by Clough Williams-Ellis Celebration to be opened by Sir Roy Strong Entry £5 – to include tea Registered Charity No. 2398899 Our CPRW at 90 Garden Party is open to non-members too! Directions: 2 miles east…

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Hendy Appeal Inquiry, Fundraising Events and Llandegley Starlings

Hendy Appeal Inquiry, Fundraising Events and Llandegley Starlings

Hendy Appeal Inquiry The CPRW Brecon and Radnor evidence for the Hendy Appeal Inquiry was submitted on Tuesday 13th February to meet the midnight deadline. The branch evidence consists of a Proof of Evidence on impacts on landscape and heritage, prepared by Michelle Bolger, Landscape Consultant, and our evidence submissions on other matters. These include concerns regarding the developer’s case under the headings of ecology, ornithology (including the Llandegley starlings), hydrology, socio-economic issues and tourism, including outdoor tourism, local amenity,…

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Petition To Welsh Assembly For Better Regulation Of The Intensive Poultry Farming Industry In Wales

Petition To Welsh Assembly For Better Regulation Of The Intensive Poultry Farming Industry In Wales

CPRW Brecon & Radnor branch has made a petition to the Welsh Assembly Petitions Committee about better regulation of the Intensive Poultry Farming Industry in Wales to protect the environment for future generations. Please follow this link to see and SIGN THE PETITION. Petitioning the Assembly is one of the most direct ways in which members of the public can raise matters of concern or suggest new policies and different ways of doing things. If we can collect 5,000 signatures…

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Powys LDP Update & Fundraiser Concert for Hendy Appeal

Powys LDP Update & Fundraiser Concert for Hendy Appeal

Happy New Year 2018! Liven up bleak January with two very important dates for the diary. 1. Powys Local Development Plan – Renewable Energy Hearing Session 19: Please put next Wednesday 10th January in the diary and come along if you possibly can to what is likely to be the final Hearing Session of the LDP. The Inspector has decided that the Council’s renewable energy policy is not yet fit for purpose and has called this very important Hearing Session…

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Powys Local Development Plan – Additional Hearing Session 10th January 2018

Powys Local Development Plan – Additional Hearing Session 10th January 2018

The Powys Local Development Plan is still heading towards the finish line. The Inspector, Nicola Gulley, has decided that a further public Hearing Session is needed to look again at renewable energy policy. The hearing is on 10th January 2018 and will begin at 10.00 a.m. The venue is the Media Resource Centre (MRC Wales Ltd.), Oxford Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6AH. Media Centre map. The agenda for the session can be found on the LDP Examination website. Representations…

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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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