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Hundreds object to Trecwn wind turbine  

Credit:  Western Telegraph | www.westerntelegraph.co.uk ~~

Pembrokeshire planners look set to refuse an application for a wind turbine in Trecwn, which more than 300 people have objected to.

The County Council’s planning committee are due to meet today (Tuesday) to discuss the Terra Renewables Ltd proposal, which seeks permission to site a 67 metre turbine on land north of Ciliauwen Farm.

Planning officers have recommended that the application be refused as it would have “an adverse impact on the character and visual amenity of the area.”

It was also considered that the turbine would have an adverse impact when considered cumulatively with other turbines in the area, namely Panteg, and would “represent the spread of prominent structures.”

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority was a statutory objector, while the council ecologist required that a bat survey.

In addition 39 letters of representation were received during the consultation period, including a petition containing 284 signatures. They corresponded to 322 individual objections, the grounds of which include: Proximity to the National Park, impact on landscape and historical environment, loss of amenity for residents and tourists, increased noise levels, shadow flicker, loss of agricultural land and a lack of meaningful consultation.

Scleddau Community Council supported the application.

In his report, the Director of Development, Dr Steven Jones, said: “There are no conditions that could be imposed that would mitigate acceptably the harmful effects.

“The benefit of the scheme in terms of the production of renewable energy does not outweigh the harmful effects.”

Source:  Western Telegraph | www.westerntelegraph.co.uk

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