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Opponents lose their fight against farm’s turbine bid  

Credit:  By Rebecca Jones | Carmarthen Journal | October 31, 2012 | www.thisissouthwales.co.uk ~~

A plan for a wind turbine between Carmarthen and St Clears has been approved despite opposition from residents.

The turbine will be built on land at Constant Farm near Bancyfelin.

It will stand 27 metres high with the three blades being 13.1 metres in length.

Carmarthenshire Council received nine objections, including concerns about the visual and noise impact and loss of agricultural land.

At a planning meeting this week councillors heard the three nearest properties, Brynderi Farm, Cefn Farm and Brynhyfryd Farm, were the most likely properties to be affected.

Richard Kavanagh owns Brynderi Farm, which will be the closest property to the wind turbine.

“Noise will be an issued because it is being built too close to properties,” he said.

Mr Kavanagh also gave his concerns about being able to see the wind turbine and shadow flicker from his property.

“The only property which faces the turbine is Brynderi. Every time we look out of our window we will see it.

“The shadow of the turbine will be directly on top of my property at certain times of the day.”

Mr Kavanagh also said the turbine was not being built towards the south of Constant Farm because it would spoil the applicant’s views.

“It is better for them if it is in my view and not theirs.”

Steve Kind, who owns Penbigwrn Farm, said: “There are many reasons to object to this planning application.”

He said it would be seen by thousands of residents and visitors every day.

Meidrim Community Council also said they were opposed to the turbine.

The project’s developers are Entrust Professional Services.

Conor McAllister, from Entrust, said only a small proportion of the community had objected to the turbine.

He said: “The turbine could not have been sited any closer to the applicant’s property.

“The planning application complies with planning policy at local and national level and should be granted.”

Speaking after the meeting Mr Kavanagh said he felt the planning committee had ignored his and others’ arguments against the turbine.

Source:  By Rebecca Jones | Carmarthen Journal | October 31, 2012 | www.thisissouthwales.co.uk

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