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Second plan submitted for controversial wind turbine  

Credit:  by Hywel Trewyn, DPW West | www.dailypost.co.uk 21 August 2012 ~~

Plans for a controversial wind turbine that would stand one-and-a-half times the height of Caernarfon Castle were re-submitted after the developers reduced its height by 65 feet.

The original plans for a 220ft-high turbine at Hendy Farm, Llanfaglan, Caernarfon, were refused by Gwynedd councillors in April, following planning officers’ advice after locals argued it was “unacceptable” and would ruin the landscape.

Welsh government body Cadw said the turbine would be visible from Anglesey.

Now applicants Awel Menai have submitted another bid with a reduced height of 160ft from its base to the tip of the blades.

The bid includes a new access road and sub-station.

Father-of-four Aled Jones, 52, who farms Hendy, said the turbine would generate electricity for his dairy farm and the National Grid.

Yesterday Mr Jones said: “We can’t reduce its height any further. It’s a lot smaller than the first one but this turbine isn’t as good a project because we will be losing a lot of the wind’s power. If this bid isn’t successful, our only hope would be to go to appeal with the Welsh Government in Cardiff.”

Mr Jones claimed the turbine would be “less visible” than the previous application.

However neighbour Carol Williams said locals were worried about the turbine’s size, proximity to their homes and potential noise.

She said: “It’s still a very substantial structure. You will be able to see it from Anglesey and all along the Menai Strait. It’s much bigger than the castle and it’s too close to people’s homes. This is an area used for recreation with a golf club, a caravan park, a static caravan site and properties dotted around. We’re not happy.

“People are cottoning on to these turbines because it’s not about green energy – it’s about making money. It’s in the wrong place. Locals will fight it all the way.”

The application will go before Gwynedd planners in October.

Source:  by Hywel Trewyn, DPW West | www.dailypost.co.uk 21 August 2012

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