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‘Skyline is dominated by turbines’  

Credit:  Llanelli Star | April 30, 2014 | www.llanellistar.co.uk ~~

A campaign group has aired their grievances over an influx of wind turbines they claim are starting to “dominate the skyline” of the Gwendraeth Valley.

It comes as plans for two 44.5 metre structures at Mynydd Sylen were given the go ahead last week.

And now, members of the Five Roads Residents Against Wind Turbines group are campaigning against the introduction of fresh plans in Cynheidre.

Haydn Jones, one of the speakers who addressed the planning committee, said: “In 2013 the Five Roads Heritage Society published a book on the history of Five Roads, Horeb and Cynheidre entitled Our Living Heritage.

“Among many other interesting items, the book gives a thorough account of the historical events that took place on Mynydd Sylen during the Rebecca Riots in the 1800s.

“In effect, the wealthy were robbing the poor with massive tolls to line their own pockets.

“Each and every one of us now pays a grossly inflated energy bill in order to fund so-called green energy.

“The two massive wind turbines, which were given planning permission last week for construction on the top of Mynydd Sylen, will generate millions of pounds of profit for the land owner.

“Tomorrow’s history is being made today.”

Fellow Five Roads resident Caroline Piercy said: “As yet, another controversial wind turbine application was approved by Carmarthenshire Council last week near the village of Five Roads. The Carmarthenshire landscape is continuing to be blighted, impacting on communities, the environment and tourism.

“Wind turbines are starting to dominate the skyline in the area with a number of additional wind turbines seen over the last few weeks located at Mynydd Four Roads and Meinciau.

“This latest application will see two 44.5 metre wind turbines on Mynydd Sylen, which has historic links to the Rebecca Riots in 1843.

“Permission was granted despite the area being described as sensitive and outstanding by the planning officer.

“Five Roads last week also saw yet another planning application submitted to the council for a further two wind turbines of 44.5 metres.

“The planning application number is S/29953.

“Residents should submit any comments to the planning department as soon as possible.”

Source:  Llanelli Star | April 30, 2014 | www.llanellistar.co.uk

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