A PLANNING application to retain two wind turbines on the outskirts of Wolfscastle are due to be discussed today (Tuesday).

Christopher Wolsey is seeking retrospective permission from Pembrokeshire County Council for the 39.7 metre structures on land at Lammas Farm.

He was originally granted consent for two 34.2 metre turbines in 2011, but the ones built were taller than the height approved.

There were a number of objections during the statutory consultation, including one from the council’s Public Rights of Way and Conservation Assistant due to the proximity of a public bridleway.

The Ministry of Defence recommended a consultation with aviators, while Wolfscastle Community Council said the turbines should have been erected to a height that was originally granted planning permission.

There were also five letters of objection, with concerns about the turbine’s visual impact, cumulative impact, the impact on tourism and the retrospective nature of the application.

Planning officers have recommended that the application be approved subject to conditions. These include a 25 year duration and compliance with noise levels and mitigation.

Concluding in his report, the Director of Development said: “It is considered that the turbines have a minor detrimental impact on the visual amenity of the area,” and “the cumulative impact is minor at worst.”