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Residents ready to fight electricity pylons plan 

Credit:  Carmarthen Journal | June 23, 2013 | www.thisissouthwales.co.uk ~~

Residents near Brechfa have started a petition against plans to build a connection between three proposed wind farms and the National Grid.

John James, of Fferm Tyllwyd, says landowners between Horeb and Felingwm Uchaf are opposing plans to place wooden poles and overhead cables on land in their area.

Western Power Distribution (WPD) revealed plans for the Brechfa Forest connection last week to Brechfa Forest West, Brechfa Forest East and Bryn Llywelyn to the Swansea North substation.

Mr James said: “We are objecting to any pylons or wooden poles coming on our land.”

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Mr James said he started the petition to inform WPD that the residents and landowners of the area will not be accepting the connection plans.

He said because the two communities are the nearest to the proposed Brechfa Wind Farm project, they will be the first to affected by the connection.

“This connection will destroy the beauty of this valley and it will do the same to the Cothi Valley and the Towy Valley.”

Mr James, who is the chairman of Llanegwad Community Council, said since plans for a Brechfa Forest wind farm were announced the council had objected strongly to the plans on the grounds that there was not sufficient information about the effect it would have on the health of residents and children.

“We seem to be paying for people who live in the cities and towns in South Wales and England who are over-using electricity,” he said.

Landowners living between Horeb and Felingwm Uchaf say they will refuse to allow anyone from companies working on the connection access to their land.

“We as residents and the community council have objected and I hope we will raise the issue so that other communities in the area start to realise what is happening.”

Mr James said they had no objections to the cables going underground.

“The only way forward as far as we are concerned is that no pylons, wooden or steel, will be put on our land.

“We will take them as far as possible – to the European Court if we have to – before they come on our land,” he added.

Source:  Carmarthen Journal | June 23, 2013 | www.thisissouthwales.co.uk

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