1,500 protest as Powys council urges wind farm review
Speaking after the vote, Peter Ogden, director of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales, said: "The voice of the people has been heard, it's as simple as that. ...
"There's got to be a resounding 'no' against the principles of this sort of development in rural areas."
July 1, 2011
in BBC News
Councillors in Powys have voted for an immediate review of wind farm policy at a special meeting in Welshpool.
Around 1,500 anti-wind farm protesters lobbied ahead of the council meeting at Welshpool livestock market.
The council unanimously supported a motion urging the Welsh Government to request a moratorium on all wind farm applications.
The Welsh Government said the motion failed to grasp that the decision does not currently rest with them.
Councillors chose to meet at Welshpool livestock mart rather than the council chamber in Llandrindod Wells so more people could witness the vote.
Large screens were erected for the protesters to watch proceedings and... [continue via Web link]