The fall-out from the application for a wind turbine at Pen-y-Clawdd continued at local level last week with Raglan Community Council calling an extra-ordinary meeting to determine local feeling.
At the start, the clerk of the council read out a statement revoking the decision to give their approval to the planning application and invited audience to give their case.
Councillors were asked why they had given their approval last time and said the applicant Bayliss had requested he be allowed to address them, gave details of the proposal and as they hadn’t received any objections to this at the meeting from the public, councillors had supported it.
It was claimed that no members of the public had been aware of the application at the time of the meeting, despite planning notices being put up around the area, and notices in the press and on the planning portal on Monmouthshire County Council’s (MCC) website.
The clerk of the council showed a presentation with extracts from the planning application and the objections letter and the audience commented on them as he clicked through.
Members of the public claimed some of the statements made were misleading, including details of the size and location of the turbine.
It was revealed Monmouth MP David Davies had sent a letter to MCC asking them to look carefully at this application and confirmed he had spoken to Mr Bayliss, who had assured him there would be no noise at all from the turbine.
The community council confirmed they would be asking planning officer Ann Yearsley to meet them onsite to discuss the planned turbine.
The public were advised to individually send their letters of objection or support to MCC as soon as possible.
The council were thanked by the public for calling this extraordinary meeting to address the matter.
Another site meeting was held the following Wednesday (10th July) where Anne Underwood, access and bridleway officer for the British Horse Council (BHS), advised that information can be found on their website regarding regulations on wind turbines.
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