A north Wales mining company has had its hopes of building Anglesey's second wind farm dashed. Anglesey Mining presented its case to a planning inquiry in September after its plans to install eight 400 kilowatt turbines at Parys Mountain had been turned down by the local authority. But the inquiry's ruling said the "harm to the character and appearance of the countryside which surrounds Parys Mountain would be unacceptable." One of the concerns was that from some viewpoints the turbines would appear as an extension of an existing 24 machine wind farm at Rhyd y Groes. Anglesey Mining had hoped that income from the turbines would help revive a large mining project on Parys Mountain and that the wind farm would eventually provide cheaper electricity to power the mine. The mining project may still go ahead but without a boost in income from wind energy it will take longer to get off the ground, says Ian Cuthbertson from Anglesey Mining.
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