Planning appeal over Ludchurch turbine plan

A Pembrokeshire County Council decision to turn down a planning application for a 72-metre high turbine in the south of the county is being challenged at an appeal next week.

The proposal for the turbine at Hill Farm, Ludchurch was put forward by Mr L. Williams and was recommended by officers for approval when it went before the authority’s planning and rights of way committee last July.

But members decided to make a site inspection, following which they turned the plan down.

At the time, the chairman of the Pembrokeshire branch of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales, Mary Sinclair, pointed out the ‘overbearing impact’ that the structure - 72 metres to its blade tip - would have on homes as close as 365 metres away, and a ‘dominant’ impact on the hamlet of Princes Gate.

She commented that the maximum electricity output that the turbine could produce was half a megawatt, and added: “The damage this turbine will do to people’s lives far outweighs any contribution to renewable energy it will make.”

The appeal will be heard by an inspector appointed by the Planning Inspectorate in Narberth Rugby Club at 10am next Wednesday, May 28.

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8:43am Sat 17 May 14

Gogledd says...

I am all for renewable energy but if you go up to N Wales and look out over the sea from Colwyn Bay, I have to admit I have never seen such an eyesore in my life. What used to be a beautiful bay is now littered with these things. They do no harm except are a "Blot on the Landscape" but if people dont want these things in their back yards they shouldnt be called NIMBYS as we are all NIMBYS of one sort or another and certain times in our lives. The Govt these days seems unstoppable like PCC and there would appear to be little we ordinary people can do to stop being bullied by the big guys. I hope they - the objectors- win their appeal.
I am all for renewable energy but if you go up to N Wales and look out over the sea from Colwyn Bay, I have to admit I have never seen such an eyesore in my life. What used to be a beautiful bay is now littered with these things. They do no harm except are a "Blot on the Landscape" but if people dont want these things in their back yards they shouldnt be called NIMBYS as we are all NIMBYS of one sort or another and certain times in our lives. The Govt these days seems unstoppable like PCC and there would appear to be little we ordinary people can do to stop being bullied by the big guys. I hope they - the objectors- win their appeal. Gogledd
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10:39pm Sun 18 May 14

Crisp addict says...

Is the applicant the same person who I read was charged with over 20 counts of animal cruelty and all those dead sheep recently?
Is the applicant the same person who I read was charged with over 20 counts of animal cruelty and all those dead sheep recently? Crisp addict
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