Development Company Ltd's application for a 58.5 MW windfarm at Cefn
'I have today decided to grant consent under section 36 of the
Electricity Act 1989 to Renewable Development Company's application
to build a 58.5 MW windfarm at Cefn Croes, Ceredigion.
'My decision was only taken after extensive and thorough
consideration of the representations I received both for and against
consent being granted.
'I have not used my discretionary power to call a public inquiry
because all parties have already taken the opportunity to inform me
of their concerns. I am confident that I have all the necessary
information on which to take my decision on the application.
'My decision also took into account of the fact that the local
planning authority, Ceredigion CC, did not object to the
application subject conditions being attached to the planning
permission and the Company entering into an Obligation to pay the
costs of a land management scheme and decommissioning'.
1. Consent to build and operate power stations with a capacity
greater than 50 megawatts is required under section 36 of the
Electricity Act 1989. Planning permission was deemed to be granted
under section 90(2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. The
Obligation was entered into under section 106 of the TCPA 1990.
2. Copies of the decision letter are
available from Walter Gusmag, Energy Policy and
Consents, tel. 020 7215 2727. Further information on the project is
available from Gerry Dewson, RDC Ltd, tel. 01352 757604.