[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

when your community is targeted

Get weekly updates

RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Stripe

Donate via Paypal

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

Controversial Five Roads wind turbine plans backed 

Credit:  By ROBERT DALLING | South Wales Evening Post | August 29, 2013 | www.thisissouthwales.co.uk ~~

Controversial plans for a wind turbine in Five Roads have been backed by Carmarthenshire Council.

The planning committee went on a visit to the site at Ty Mawr Farm on Monday before discussing the proposal for a single 50kw wind turbine.

A report said that the applicants, Judith and Seymour Merritt, were looking to address the issue of rising electricity costs associated with the farm’s operations by diversifying and using renewable energy sources.

It stated how it was expected that the proposed turbine would provide electricity to meet the demands of the farm buildings and operations, while any surplus electricity generated by the wind turbine would be exported to the national grid.

Officers said it was an acceptable development and recommended approving the application.

The scheme has caused great controversy since being submitted last December, with a campaign group set up to oppose it named Five Roads Residents Against Wind Turbines.

Three local residents addressed the planning committee with their objections to the scheme, which included the possible impact on holiday makers staying at a neighbouring farm, noise, that the turbine would be too large and too close to neighbouring properties, and would have a big visual impact.

Ward councillor Jim Jones had also objected to the application, while a meeting at the village hall saw many voice their opposition.

Planning agent Owain Griffiths, for the applicants, said it was a single turbine to serve the farm and would have a minimal visual impact.

The application, which sought full planning permission to erect a single wind turbine with a maximum tip height of 34.2m, and a hub height of 24.6m, was approved.

Source:  By ROBERT DALLING | South Wales Evening Post | August 29, 2013 | www.thisissouthwales.co.uk

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Contributions
   Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)
Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)


e-mail X FB LI M TG TS G Share

News Watch Home

Get the Facts
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.


Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook Wind Watch on Linked In

Wind Watch on Mastodon Wind Watch on Truth Social

Wind Watch on Gab Wind Watch on Bluesky