Nant y Moch update

by backpackingbongos

Regular readers may have read the words ‘Nant y Moch’ a lot on this blog.  I feel that this area contains the finest scenery in Wales outside of the national parks.  I have also written several times about the proposed wind farm for the area.  One that I am very strongly against.

Therefore I was pleased to read some good news for a change.  SSE (the company that enjoys a bit of energy mis-selling) have decided to postpone the project due to the renewable energy investment climate in Wales.

It will be interesting to see what the final outcome will be.

SSE’s Nant y Moch project site is here.

A copy of the letter sent to the Cambrian Mountains society is here.

12 Comments to “Nant y Moch update”

  1. In other good news, SSE also pulled out of the proposed Pairc windfarm on Lewis – due to environmental constraints (golden eagle breeding area). This is old news as this happened last August, but i only read about it yesterday!

    • Aye that is good news, Mr Lintern let me know about that one when it happened. Still looks like there are plenty still planned for Lewis though. Highland Council tomorrow will make a decision on the stronelairg proposal in the Monadhliath – 83 turbines in some very wild elevated land. If that goes ahead nothing is really safe…………………………..

  2. Great news indeed. Lets hope more power companies find the financial side a problem!

  3. hear hear. I love the area around Nant y Moch. Its one of the truly wild and uninhabited areas of Wales. Lets hope they pull out…..

  4. Ta for letting us know, James.
    SNH has said that Stronelairg should go ahead, as the area is already industrialised by the Glen Doe Hydro project. You couldn’t make it up. Who do these people work for and what is their remit?

    • No worries Alan.

      As I write this though, the Stronelarig proposal has been approved by the Highland Council 😦

  5. That’s great news, an area very close to my heart. I was up there on Friday evening for a stroll on a very snowy Plynlimon

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