The decision as to whether or not to give the go ahead to plans to put another wind turbine on Mynydd Mynyllod will be made at a meeting of Denbighshire’s Planning committee in Ruthin on Wednesday, November 11, starting at 1 p.m.
There have been a great many objections to the scheme at Tyfos, which would overlook Llandrillo. Planning officers have recommended refusal stating: ‘It is the opinion of the Local Planning Authority that the erection of a 48 metre high turbine involving a rotor diameter of 35 metres would have unacceptable adverse landscape and visual impacts affecting the sensitivity of the Mynydd Mynyllod and Edeyrnion Hills landscape units, the setting of statutory protected landscape areas including the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB and the Snowdonia National Park, and also Y Berwyn Area of Outstanding Beauty, public access land and public rights of way in the area. The turbine would add to the incremental spread of wind development extending in a broken line from the Clocaenog plateau where major future wind development is planned, all the way to the edge of the mountains of Snowdonia, leading to an unacceptable cumulative landscape impact on views, including from Y Berwyn, impacting adversely on the sense of expanse and uncontained views associated with that area. The farm diversification merits of the proposal and the potential benefits of increased renewable energy generation are not considered to outweigh these concerns, and the proposal is therefore considered contrary to tests in Denbighshire Local Development Plan policies VOE 2, VOE 9 and the principles set out in TAN 8 (para.2.11 – 2.13) and PPW Edition 7, Section 12 (2014).’
If anyone would like to join other STEMM members in attending the meeting then arrangements can be made to share transport. If you are interested then please message us via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/STEMM-217154595034610/ (The image above shows the proposed Tyfos turbine in black with the existing Syrior turbines in red. The difference in size of the rotor blades can be seen clearly.)
The very prominent location of the proposed Tyfos turbine on Mynydd Mynyllod. This view is from Fron Goch, Faerdref.