‘Save our Scenery’ – the campaign group fighting the proposals for the Gwynt y Mor wind farm – has met with local Members of Parliament. Chairman John Lawson Reay and Secretary Janet Haworth are seen here handing over a copy of the latest objections to the plans to locate 250 wind turbines close into shore at Llandudno, Rhos Point and Colwyn Bay.
Betty Williams MP for Conwy said, “I have called for a Public Enquiry into this proposal right from the beginning and I will ensure that the Minister, Malcolm Wicks gives this document the attention it deserves.”
Later Rhos-on Sea residents and Janet Haworth from SOS met with David Jones MP for Clwyd West in Colwyn Bay. Dave Fletcher and Peter Roberts from Rhos-on Sea thanked David Jones for his ongoing support against the Rhyl Flats and Gwynt-y-Mor wind farm proposals which threaten to blight the lives of residents that live along the coast. Dave and Peter have been working closely with David Jones over the last two years. They congratulated David Jones on the stand he took to ensure that the ill-conceived Rhyl Flats wind farm was brought before a Select Committee of the House of Commons.
David Jones MP said of the 50 page dossier of objections, “This is an impressive piece of work. I shall be writing to the Minister giving my full support to this report which SOS has produced.”
Although the closing date for objections set by the German power company Npower has now passed people can still write to the Minister, Malcolm Wicks, with their objections to the proposed industrialisation of our heritage coastline. The address to write or email to is Minister of State for Energy, C/o Offshore-renewables Consent unit, 1, Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET
12th October 2007