Graeme Wilki — This is South Wales — November 20, 2012
THERE were cheers and applause from the public gallery as plans for 21 wind turbines in Carmarthenshire were rejected by councillors this afternoon.
The planning committee refused to give energy company Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Ltd permission to build on Mynydd Llanllwni, in north east Carmarthenshire.
It remains to be seen if RES will now appeal to the Welsh Assembly against the decision.
Speaking in County Hall in Carmarthen, where members of the public packed the gallery, Llanfihangel ar Arth county councillor Linda Evans said: “Obviously, developments of this nature will have a long term effect on the lives of people in the area. The landscape will be destroyed forever. Please do not destroy our heritage.”
The committee heard from a range of protestors including David Ablett, from Llanllwni, who said it would endanger birds on the moorland.
He said: “The placing of turbines on the mountain will massacre these beautiful species and the noise of the skylark will be drowned out by the noise of these turbines.”
Other objections related to people using horses on the common land, the negative effect on tourism, damage to the ecology of the area and health problems.
Ted Marynicz, of Grwp Blaengwen, said he represented people suffering from noise from the existing nearby Alltwalis Wind Farm.
“We do not need to rely on suspect computer models to tell you how much noise these turbines make,” he said.
” We hear them every day.”
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