The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have confirmed that they have rejected five onshore wind projects in Wales.

The planned projects which were to be located in Llanbadarn Fynydd, Llaithddu, Llanbrynmair and Carnedd Wen; a sixth proposal - to upgrade an existing wind farm at Llandinam - was approved, but plans for a power line to link it to the grid were rejected.

These decisions have been made following public enquiries and environmental inspections. Some of the reasons that have been given include conflict with local and national planning policies in terms of the landscape and culture heritage.

A spokesperson for DECC said: "Careful consideration has been given to each application and the planning and energy issues involved.?