PROTESTERS against the Hendy Wind Farm  will find out tomorrow (Thursday, December 20) whether their legal challenge to stop work there has succeeded.

They are hoping that a court will rule that their application for a judicial review, in to the decision by a Welsh Government Minister to allow the development, can go ahead.

The hearing is set to take place at Birmingham Civil Justice Centre.

It will also make a decision on whether there should be an injunction to stop work at the site continuing before the legal challenge is heard.

Jonathan Colchester, chairman of the Brecon and Radnor Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales (CPRW) branch, said: "We are also attempting to extend an injunction on the works until the judicial review is heard.

"We would not have applied for this unless we were pretty confident a hearing would go ahead."

For several weeks now, protestors have been trying to stop work at the site from going ahead before all the relevant discharge conditions have been released.

They have been critical of Powys County Council's (PCC) ineffective enforcement action.

Hendy Wind Farm said that pre-commencement surveys have taken place and some machinery has been delivered to site to allow enabling works to begin.

A spokesperson for  Hendy Wind Farm, said: "As a responsible developer we are committed to maintaining a constructive relationship with the council and ongoing dialogue with key stakeholders and community representatives.”

In October, Lesley Griffiths AM, the Welsh Government's Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs overturned previous decisions by PCC's planning committee and planning inspector's to reject the wind farm.

She considered the benefits of delivering renewable energy should outweigh the  impacts of the scheme on landscape and visual amenity.