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Wind turbine protest on Anglesey  

Credit:  by Owen R Hughes, DPW West, www.dailypost.co.uk 14 June 2012 ~~

Campaigners opposed to the proliferation of giant turbines on Anglesey are to stage a major protest this weekend.

Opponents from across the island will descend on Llanddona on Sunday for a protest walk around the village.

They will tour locations for proposed wind turbines to voice their anger over windmill applications across Anglesey – some of which would tower 115 metres high.

Owain Evans, from Anglesey Against Wind Turbines, said: “The residents of Llanddona have organised a walk around the village to show their objection to the wind turbine proposals in the area.

“The aim of the walk is to have a walk past the turbine locations and to highlight their plight, we are hoping that the other villages on Anglesey turn up with their own placards showing the names of their own villages on the island.

“It is hoped that there will be a large turnout, with the walk being advertised to several organisations on the island.”

Applications for “monster” turbines – some towering above Big Ben in London – have surged over the past 18 months, causing huge concern they will blot the island’s landscape and damage tourism.

New Supplementary Planning guidelines (SPG) are being compiled on the island, and in Gwynedd, to control the size and placement of turbines.

But there are fears that these will not control their spread as released documents indicate that they could even be allowed in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

There has already been a protest outside the offices of Anglesey County Council.

The walk starts in Llanddona on Sunday June 17 at 2pm.

Source:  by Owen R Hughes, DPW West, www.dailypost.co.uk 14 June 2012

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