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Anglesey planning application fails

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In Wales, wind developer Renewable Energy Systems is having even less success with its applications for planning consent than in Scotland (see previous story). On Anglesey, Ynys Mon Borough Council turned down its plans for 18 turbines at Prysan. According to the company's Simon Powles, RES will wait to see whether it has secured a NFFO-4 power purchase contract before deciding whether to appeal. By contrast, plans by an American company to build a gas-fired power station on the island have so far been warmly welcomed by the local MP and borough council. Earlier in the summer RES had its application to build a single wind turbine on Mynydd Islwyn in Gwent, south Wales, rejected. The company was hoping for a site to test its 1 MW wind turbine currently under development, but the local authority ruled that the visual impact of the machine would not be acceptable. Powles says the company will probably appeal against the decision.

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