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Rhosesmor villagers fight new wind turbine plans  

Credit:  David Humphreys | News North Wales | 18 September 2014 | www.newsnorthwales.co.uk ~~

More than 100 letters have been submitted objecting to a proposed wind turbine.

Angry residents in Rhosesmor, Rhydymwyn and surrounding areas have hit out at an application by a Leeds-based company to build an 86.5m high turbine on Lygan Uchaf Farm, Wern Road, Rhosesmor.

The proposal from RESense Ltd is now under consideration by Flintshire Council planning officers.

Sue Jones lives on Wern Road, near to where the proposed turbine could be housed.

She said: “Where I live, it’ll be straight in front of my property and block my view of Moel Famau.

“I think it’ll ruin the Clwydian Range. People who live on this road will be most affected.”

Mrs Jones added the turbine could affect residents in nearby Cilcain because of its size and presence on the landscape.

The proposed turbine for Wern Road would be situated less than one mile away from a controversial wind turbine at Ysgol Rhos Helyg, which has angered residents in Rhosesmor because of the noise levels it has produced.

Mrs Jones said: “I’m really annoyed and it won’t just affect us.

“I’m concerned noise could be a problem. My daughter lives near the one at Ysgol Rhos Helyg and they are noisy.

“I think most of the residents in Rhosesmor are against this.”

A statement issued on behalf of Rhosesmor and Rhydymwyn residents said: “This is not the case of residents taking a ‘nimby’ reaction to the application; we want to protect and preserve this beautiful landscape and the countryside from this inappropriate development, so that it may be enjoyed by future generations.

“The scale, presence and blade movement of this alien, 86.5m-high turbine would loom over us and would dominate the area for miles around and blight an extraordinary and stunning landscape.

“This site cannot accommodate this type of development without major harm to the sweeping landscape of the area.”

Cllr Bob Robinson, who represents the Rhosesmor ward on Halkyn Community Council, said the area would be “blighted” by the turbine.

“It is inappropriate for the area, it’s an industrial-sized windmill in a small rural-sized environment which is out of proportion,” he said.

“The community council has supported residents’ objections that it is too big.

“It will block views and will be sited in an area that is a designated Area of Natural Beauty and land adjacent to it is site of special scientific interest.”

Source:  David Humphreys | News North Wales | 18 September 2014 | www.newsnorthwales.co.uk

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