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An ill wind for our county 

Well, yet another wind monitoring mast has been erected on Mynydd Llanllwni.

Eight up and there is still more to come.

Brechfa Forest, designated by the Assembly’s Technical Advice Note 8 as suitable for large-scale wind turbine development, is the victim of a short-sighted and knee-jerk policy. This policy ensures anyone paying an electricity bill contributes to the money wind turbine operators receive for the intermittent and unreliable energy they produce.

Blaengwen, with its 10 turbines at 365 feet, has not been passed at the second attempt and will scar the south west end of the forest.

Gamesa look set to put in their application for up to 16 similar sized turbines on the hills surrounding Llanfynydd and overlooking the village of Brechfa and the Cothi Valley. Two areas on the top of the mountain, on land managed by the Forestry Commission, are also in the early stages of application preparation.

Meanwhile, land at Mynydd Pencarreg, to the north east of the Brechfa Forest, may also fall soon.

Poor Carmarthenshire – the Garden of Wales will become known for its crop of industrial giant turbines, not its valuable landscape and open vistas.

With extensions to the turbines at Blaen Bowi and Pendine, as well as the large turbine development at Mynydd y Betws, we seem to be under siege.

The countries that have had wind power for years have come to realise wind turbines’ inefficiency – we should be stuck with the same fate here in Wales.

The waste of time and money on these dreadful blots on the landscape is shocking.

Caroline Evans

Independent Candidate for Mid and West Wales Region


9 May 2007

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