Turbine puts the wind up council
10:00am Saturday 29th September 2012 in Ammanford news
LLANDOVERY town councillors say they share the concerns of protesters objecting to plans for a wind turbine on the hills above the town.
Rumours are rife that plans for a 35m turbine situated at Pen-y-Gaer Farm are about to be submitted to Carmarthenshire county council.
Town clerk Henry Caldecote stressed that the application had not been registered at County Hall yet.
“So in practical terms it does not exist,” he added.
Cllr Robin Ennion said he was aware of 63 letters of objection.
“I’ve no objection to windfarms offshore – they are no worse than oil rigs from which this country has made millions,” he added.
“But I object to windfarms on a site of natural beauty. I can’t believe there’ll be sufficient windfarms in twenty to thirty years to generate sufficient electricity for this country.
“Once you put up one on a hill you’re on a slippery slope. I’d hate to see them ruin the vista of our rural hills.”
Cllr Ennion said he also feared a turbine could affect low-flying in the area as well as its natural habitat.
Fellow councillor Nigel Burgess commented: “You do not need to be a scientist or an engineer to know that windfarms do not work.”
The meeting was attended by Dr Kate Boothy who is coordinating opposition towards the turbine.
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