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Wind turbine proposals meet strong opposition 

Credit:  Carmarthen Journal | October 21, 2015 | www.carmarthenjournal.co.uk ~~

Plans for a 36.5 meter tall wind turbine in the Gwendraeth Valley have been met with opposition from local residents.

A 0.1MW turbine with a life span of 20 to 25 years will be situated at Coed Cyw Fawr outside Llannon if plans go ahead.

But Neville Rees and his sister Liz Rees, who live nearby, strongly object.

“Having lived in the area since birth, as many generations of my family have done, I strongly object to the proposed development,” said Mr Rees.

He added: “It will have an adverse effect on the Sylen Mountain landscape.

“The proposed structure is totally out of keeping with the beautiful countryside and its scale will have an unacceptable impact on the highly visible skyline.

“This area in particular is over-developed with renewable energy sources with other wind turbines and solar panel farm developments in close proximity to the proposed scheme. A total of 13 turbines within a three-mile radius – seven of which have already been granted planning and six of which are operational – not including this one.”

Mr Rees, a farmer, added he that he thought noise and light flicker from the turbine will have a disturbing effect his livestock which currently graze on the neighbouring fields, saying: “It will severely upset cows which are in calf.”

But designers Seren Energy said the site is “ideal for a wind turbine development” because it experiences high average wind speed.

“Compared to the environmental impact of traditional energy sources, the environmental impact of wind power is relatively minor,” they added.

Wind power uses no fuel and emits no air pollution. Also, the land upon which a wind power plant is constructed can revert to its original use following construction, due to the very small footprint of the wind turbine and associated infrastructure.”

Source:  Carmarthen Journal | October 21, 2015 | www.carmarthenjournal.co.uk

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