The Stop Gilestone Farm Project, who have voiced their concern over the purchase of Gilestone Farm, have said they are pleased that the project is no longer going ahead.

Economy Minister Vaughan Gething has today announced that the plans for Gilestone Farm, which would see the growth of the Green Man Festival event company, are no longer going ahead.

In 2022, the Welsh Government acquired Gilestone Farm for £4.25 million 'to support the growth of the creative sector in Wales.' Now, in a written statement, Mr Gething has announced that the plans 'can no longer be realised', due to nesting ospreys.

A spokesperson said: "The Stop Gilestone Farm Project (SGFP) campaign is pleased to hear that the Welsh Government is reconsidering plans for the site at Gilestone Farm. We have always been concerned that the environment and landscape is of paramount importance, and the appearance of two osprey has been a testament to the exceptional habitat and wildlife in this area.

"SGFP has always called for the discussions about the future of Gilestone Farm to be conducted with courtesy and respect, and our group shares Mr Gething’s concerns about threats and personal attacks. However, we would urge him to investigate these properly, rather than making a generalised statement which risks misrepresenting the community in Talybont-on-Usk. The Welsh Government must accept there were legitimate local concerns about this scheme, and these have always been carefully and respectfully presented by our campaign group."