[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Fresh call for probe into windfarm bid  

Credit:  South Wales Guardian, www.southwalesguardian.co.uk 14 March 2012 ~~

A Llandybie community councillor has raised fresh concerns about the controversial Mynydd y Betws windfarm.

Cllr Meirion Bowen told colleagues he felt there was “something wrong” about the planning application by Celtic Energy Renewables to place 15 giant turbines on the mountain.

But he was assured by county councillor Anthony Jones that the necessary planning procedures had been followed after Welsh Assembly officials had gone over the application “with a fine toothcomb”.

The latest debate was triggered when Cllr Bowen queried why the presence of a map purportedly showing the presence of an underground reservoir within old mine workings had not been discussed at the public inquiry in Ammanford.

Celtic Energy Renewables have strongly denied destroying part of a Neolithic stone row found on the mountain, which is still being evaluated.

“Can we put something forward to get another look at this?” asked Cllr Bowen. “Something’s not right here. You may say it’s nothing to do with Llandybie council but people did come here seeking our support.”

Cllr Jones insisted that planning criteria has been met, pointing out the mountain was a Tan 8 area and therefore deemed suitable for windfarms.

“If anyone starts digging they may or may not come across something,” he added. “If something interesting has been found I’m confident that appropriate safeguards will be put in place.”

Cllr Nesta Price, who had previously expressed reservations about the windfarm, said the mountain bore Roman remains and attracted “a high percentage” of electrical storms.

But Cllr Phil Owen protested that the issue had no relevance to Llandybie. “This is not our area – surely we should be things relevant to our community,” he asked.

Windfarm spokesmen are again due to meet Betws councillors tonight (Wednesday)

Source:  South Wales Guardian, www.southwalesguardian.co.uk 14 March 2012

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.