Insult to injury
11:50am Wednesday 10th October 2012 in Letters
IT IS with much despair that I have read (Western Telegraph, October 3rd) that the plans for the solar panel park in Cosheston have been withdrawn before they were due to go to councillors because of their recommendation for refusal. I am a resident of Cosheston and I think that such a project would have benefited the community and the country as a whole; with fears that the project could have presented a large scale alien feature within the landscape being rather nonsensical.
My despair then turned to something much more incredulous when, only three pages later, your headlines announced that the National Park Authority had consented to the siting of three wind turbines in Manorbier; the final insult being added to the injury when it was revealed that the three wind turbines would each only generate enough electricity for the three farm houses upon whose land they are going to stand, rather than the 13 megawatts of energy that the solar park was designed to generate. As far as Manorbier is concerned, presumably this will only happen when the wind is in the right direction and neither too weak nor too strong.
There is something very wrong in this country, and especially this county, when it comes to the application for projects of this nature.
JONATHAN ROWLANDS Cosheston