Wind Farm Ltd had applied for Planning permission for 5 wind turbines near an oil refinery which was subsequently refused by Pembrokeshire County Council.

An Appeal was lodged to the Planning Inspectorate and an Inquiry held to re-determine the proposed development near the village of Rhoscrowther.

The Planning Inspector Kay Sheffield, found that the wind turbines “would have a visually harmful effect, rather than one of beneficial co-location”.

Although the Inspector acknowledged the benefits that the development would bring from the delivery of electrical power from a low carbon renewable source, she concluded that the harm it would cause “clearly outweighs the benefits it would bring”.

She also found the proposal to cause “substantial harm” to the nearby Listed Church, St Decamanus.

The Appeal was dismissed and Planning Permission refused.