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Pair backing calls to limit windfarms  

Credit:  South Wales Evening Post, www.thisissouthwales.co.uk 20 June 2011 ~~

Aberavon MP Hywel Francis and its AM David Rees have welcomed First Minister Carwyn Jones’ opposition to the growth of windfarms in rural areas and have urged this to be extended to valley areas.

In a statement, Dr Francis and Mr Rees said: “We welcome First Minister Carwyn Jones’ statement to seek the limitation of windfarm developments in Welsh rural areas and we would confidently expect and anticipate this also to include Welsh rural valley areas such as the Upper Afan Valley in the Aberavon constituency where there is strong community opposition.”

They added: “We also welcome his intentions to seek the devolution of planning powers for major energy projects such as the large Prenergy Biomass plant in Port Talbot which continues to have strong community opposition.

“We support our local residents in their opposition to these large scale developments and would ask the First Minister to recognise the scale of this local opposition.”

Source:  South Wales Evening Post, www.thisissouthwales.co.uk 20 June 2011

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