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Changes to the controversial Mynydd y Gwair wind farm scheme will go before Pontarddulais meeting  

Credit:  South Wales Evening Post | October 01, 2015 | www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk ~~

A controversial scheme calling on commoners to exchange their land with a windfarm firm will go before a Pontarddulais meeting.

The plan is being resubmitted following changes by RWE Innogy UK Ltd to its application to deregister common land to allow the proposed Mynydd y Gwair wind farm to go ahead.

Pontarddulais Town Council clerk Aneurin John said he believed further objections would again be raised when it comes under discussion in its meeting tonight at The Institute in St Teilo Street at 7pm.

Mr John said: “It’s the exchange of common land as they are trying to get the commoners to give up land to carry on with their wind farm.

“They (RWE Innogy UK Ltd) put this application in before and the Welsh Government refused it. They have put the application through again because of slight changes. If they got this through they have the planning for the wind farm.

“They wouldn’t be able to do anything if they didn’t have an exchange of land.”

The £52 million 16 turbine scheme, with a maximum installed electricity generating capacity of up to 48 megawatts (MW). But the developers said the wind farm would help towards the Welsh Assembly Government’s low carbon energy strategy and to achieving 2000 MW of installed onshore wind capacity by 2025.

Mr John said it was likely members would object to the proposal.

Source:  South Wales Evening Post | October 01, 2015 | www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk

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