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  Brecon & Radnorshire Branch

Chairman          Peter Seaman
                         Tel: 01874 676225
                         peter.seaman@btinternet.com

Secretary           Christine Hugh-Jones
                          Tel: 01544 260839                                         Page last updated 20th October  2016

  Pen y Fan

Further wind farm threat to Powys

Powys County Council it seems, at the behest of the Welsh Government, have agreed to late and fundamental changes to their proposed LDP.

These chnges will introduce the concept of designating extensive Local Search Areas for more large scale wind and solar development across the county, sparing few of the county’s finest landscapes. This new policy approach has the potential for huge impacts on the County’srural amenity and landscapes and of course, all rural livelihoods derived from tourism

The public consultation on these Local Development Plan changes is now open and runs until Monday November 21st 2016

CPRW members in Powys and beyond are encouraged to submit a written representation objecting to this blatant disregard for local democracy national planning policy and the amenity of Powys rural uplands.

To see how to do so Click here

 

 Branch events

Ponds, Rivers and Poultry
An Open meeting to discuss the impact of intensive poultry production in Powys on our freshwater ecosystems.

Saturday 29th October 10.00 am to 3.30 pm at Llanigon Village Hall (near Hay on Wye).

Speakers include:
Steve Ormerod         Professor of Ecology at  Cardiff University, Chair of RSPB Council and leading expert in freshwater ecosystems, 
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Julian Jones            Director, Radnorshire Wildlife Trust,
Kate Adams          Head of Land Use, Wye and Usk Foundation. Chicken sheds.png

The morning will include presentations and discussion of evidence and after lunch a discussion on how can public help to protect freshwater habitats.
Cost includes refreshments and buffet lunch. £5.00 per person for CPRW members and £7.50 for non-members (pay at the door).
This event will be of interest to people beyond CPRW and we welcome them all. If you know of fishermen, naturalists, poultry farmers please spread the word.

For further information and to book your place at this very important event
 Phone 01874 676225

"Rewilding"
rewilding-britain-screenshot_original.jpgRob Yorke - A presentation and discussion  
Friday 4th November at 7.30pm   Talgarth Town Hall (in the centre of Talgarth)

Humans have had an impact on our landscape in Britain for thousands of years. For a long time, people, for better or worse, have been part of the ecology of our landscape. This raises questions today about how conservation is practised on our multi-land use island while striving to supply affordable food to our burgeoning population.

Rob Yorke, a rural chartered surveyor and commentator living in the Black Mountains, will present us with some ideas for a ‘conversation’ about our use of the countryside. All welcome including farmers, land managers, wildlife wardens, ramblers, foresters, anglers and all CPRW members.

No booking required. £1.00 at the door please to cover costs.  

 


 

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