Decision Day For Tyfos Turbine Coming Up.

tyfossyriorThe 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.)

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The very prominent location of the proposed Tyfos turbine on Mynydd Mynyllod.  This view is from Fron Goch, Faerdref.

Industrial Wind Turbines at Llandderfel Turned Down.

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Excellent news! Gwynedd’s Planning Committee has given the thumbs down to the application to erect two 92.5m (303ft) wind turbines at Bodelith on Mynydd Mynyllod. These would have dominated the skyline at Llandderfel and Bethel and would have been visible from Bala and the Snowdonia National Park.

The Planning meeting was attended by a number of STEMM members and Chair of the group, Andrew Jedwell, put forward the reasons for local residents’ opposition to the scheme.

We are now left with the fight to have an application for a 48.01m (157ft) turbine at Llandrillo turned down when it comes before Denbighshire’s Planning meeting on November 11.

Update on the 48m Turbine Planned for Tyfos near Llandrillo.

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Tyfos Planning Application No: 07/2015/0414
for 1 wind turbine 48.01m. (157’) to blade tip

This application will now be heard at the November 11 Planning Committee Meeting. It is still open for comment until October 22, so please object by then.

This application is another threat to the landscape of the Upper Dee Valley . It would be in a very prominent position, would dominate the skyline above Llandrillo and be fully visible from most of the valley between Cynwyd and Llandderfel. Overbearing is a good description. It is for one turbine of 48.01m/157ft. and would add to the cumulative impact othe two Syrior turbines but with one major difference, the large blades will sweep an area 3.5 times larger than the Syrior ones and so will have a heightened impact. It really will change the character of the area and so, if you object to your visual amenity being stolen like this, please make your voice heard. Some background notes follow at the end of this letter to help you.

To OBJECT online, go to:
Your search engine e.g. Google,
Type in ‘Denbighshire CC planning applications’ and ‘search’
Click on ‘Search and comment on application/ Denbighshire County Council’
Click on ‘Find a planning application’
Fill in Reference No: ‘07/2015/0414’ and click ‘search’
Then click on ‘Make Comment’
Fill in the form and click ‘submit’
(It is better to have your comment/objection written down beforehand as there is a limited amount of time to fill in the form before it becomes ‘timed out’.)

To OBJECT by post, please write to:
Planning Department,
Denbighshire County Council,
County Hall, Wynnstay Road,
RUTHIN, LL15 1YN
(Be sure to refer to Application No: 07/2015/0414 and give your name and address)

Notes:

i. the development will change the landscape character of the area and will introduce a pervasive adverse visual impact to the Dee Valley between Llandrillo and Cynwyd, unavoidably visible from the Berwyn Mountains.

ii. the applicants have ignored the relevant Conwy and Denbighshire Landscape Sensitivity and Capacity Assessment for Wind Energy Development. This application is contrary to two top level Strategy Areas which should be protected but which either include it or from which it will be seen.

iii. the area affected has also been defined by Denbighshire County Council as an Area of Outstanding Beauty (AOB). In 2012 the Council said “it is important to maintain strong planning policies to protect and conserve the natural beauty of this area in the Local Development Plan (LDP)”. It would be hard to dispute this assessment.

iv. the LDP policy VOE2 says “development that would cause unacceptable harm to the character and appearance of the landscape (of an AOB)…..will not be permitted. This application appears to be in direct contravention of this policy.

v. the application is so poorly drawn up that it is not possible to properly assess its visual, landscape and cumulative impacts. The viewpoints have been wrongly and inadequately selected so that the full impact is not depicted. These failures have been exacerbated by low quality photographic images. The examples at the bottom of this page, prepared by us, give a much clearer idea of the sheer prominence of this proposal and its impact.

vi. the application has been prepared without applying best practices and should, at the very least, be revised and resubmitted for consultation to remedy these many deficiencies identified in the critique prepared by Environment Information Services (EIS) on behalf of STEMM and submitted to Denbighshire Planning.

vii. the application adds to the random and piecemeal proliferation of turbines across South Denbighshire, cumulatively creating a landscape which may harm the visitor economy. As a resident you will suffer further loss of visual amenity. As a visitor you may feel that the change in character of the area will make you less likely to visit the area and thus reduce the money going into the important visitor economy.

viii. the size, positioning and huge blade size of the turbine, (three and a half times the swept area of the Syrior turbines) will mean that for many homes the low afternoon sun would, in future, be seen through the restless flicker of the turbine blades.

ix. at 230kW the capacity of the turbine is far in excess of the needs of the farm and therefore, rather than just being farm diversification, can better be described as industrial development in the open countryside.

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Tyfos – Rhif Cais Cynllunio : 07/2015/0414
ar gyfer un tyrbin gwynt 48.01mdr. (157 ‘) i flaen y llafn

Bydd y cais hwn yn awr yn cael ei glywed yng nghyfarfod y Pwyllgor Cynllunio ar yr 11eg o Dachwedd 2015.

Maent yn parhau i dderbyn sylwadau tan yr 22ain o Hydref, felly gwrthwynebwch cyn hynny os gwelwch yn dda.
Mae’r cais hwn yn fygythiad arall i dirwedd Dyffryn Dyfrdwy Uchaf. Byddai’n sefyll mewn safle amlwg iawn, yn dominyddu’r gorwel uwchben Llandrillo ac yn gwbl weladwy yn rhan fwyaf o’r dyffryn rhwng Cynwyd a Llandderfel. Mae gormesol yn ddisgrifiad da. Mae’r cais am un tyrbin o 48.01mdr/157tr. a byddai’n ychwanegu at effaith gronnus dau dyrbin Syrior, gydag un gwahaniaeth mawr, – byddai’r llafnau eang yn ysgubo ardal 3½ gwaith mwy na llafnau Syrior ac felly byddai’r effaith yn waeth. Byddai’n wir newid cymeriad yr ardal ac felly, os ydych yn gwrthwynebu i’ch amwynder gweledol gael ei ddwyn fel hyn, os gwelwch yn dda, rhowch wybod eich barn. Mae rhai nodiadau cefndir yn dilyn ar ddiwedd y llythyr hwn i’ch helpu.

I WRTHWYNEBU ar y we, ewch i:

Eich peiriant chwilio e.e. Google,
Teipiwch i mewn ‘Gwneud cais cynllunio/Cyngor Sir Ddinbych’
Cliciwch ar ‘’Gwneud cais cynllunio/Cyngor Sir Ddinbych’
Cliciwch ar ‘Chwilio am geisiadau a gadael sylwadau’
Cliciwch ar ‘Chwilio am gais cynllunio’
Llenwch Cyfeirnod Rhif: ’07 / 2015/0414’ a cliciwch’ chwilio ‘
Yna cliciwch ar ‘Sylw ar y cais cynllunio’
Llenwch y ffurflen a chliciwch ‘anfon’
(Mae’n well nodi lawr eich sylwadau / gwrthwynebiad o flaen llaw gan fod swm cyfyngedig o amser i lenwi’r ffurflen cyn i’ch sesiwn ‘redeg allan’.)

I WRTHWYNEBU drwy’r post, ysgrifennwch at:

Adran Gynllunio,
Cyngor Sir Ddinbych,
Neuadd y Sir, Ffordd Wynnstay,
RHUTHUN, LL15 1YN
(Cofiwch nodi Rhif y Cais: 07/2015/0414 yn ogystal a’ch enw a’ch chyfeiriad)

Nodiadau:

i. Byddai’r datblygiad yn newid cymeriad tirwedd yr ardal a byddai’n cyflwyno effaith weledol andwyol a treiddiol i’r Dyffryn Dyfrdwy rhwng Llandrillo a Cynwyd, ac yn anorfod weladwy o Fynyddoedd y Berwyn.

ii. Mae’r ymgeiswyr wedi anwybyddu’r adroddiad Asesiad o Gynhwysedd a Sensitifrwydd Tirwedd ar gyfer Datblygiad Ynni Gwynt, Conwy a Sir Ddinbych. Mae’r cais hwn yn groes i ddwy o’r Ardaloedd Strategaeth o lefel uchaf, a dylid eu diogelu.

iii. Mae’r ardal hon wedi cael ei ddiffinnio gan Gyngor Sir Ddinbych fel Ardal o Harddwch Eithriadol (AHE). Yn 2012 dywedodd y Cyngor “mae’n bwysig cael polisïau cryf i warchod a chadw harddwch naturiol yr ardal hon yn y Cynllun Datblygu Lleol.” Byddai’n anodd anghytuno â’r asesiad yma.

iv. Mae polisi CDLl, VOE2 yn dweud “na fyddai datblygiad fyddai’n achosi niwed annerbyniol i gymeriad a golwg y dirwedd (o fewn AHE) ….. yn cael ei ganiatau”. Mae ymddangos fod y cais hwn yn hollol groes i’r polisi hwn.

v. Mae’r cais wedi cael ei lunio mor wael, nid yw’n bosib asesu yn llawn ei effaith weledol, tirweddol na’r effeithiau cronnus. Mae’r safbwyntiau a ddewiswyd yn anghywir ac yn annigonol fel nad yw’r effaith lawn yn cael ei bortreadu. Mae’r methiannau wedi cael eu gwaethygu gan ddelweddau ffotograffig o ansawdd isel. Mae’r enghreifftiau ar waelod y dudalen hon, a baratowyd gennym ni, yn rhoi syniad llawer cliriach o amlygrwydd llwyr y cynnig hwn, a’i effaith.

vi. Mae’r cais wedi cael ei baratoi heb ddefnyddio arferion gorau, a dylai felly, o leiaf, gael ei ddiwygio a’i ailgyflwyno ar gyfer ymgynghoriad i gywiro nifer o ddiffygion nodwyd yn y dadansoddiad a baratowyd gan y Gwasanaethau Gwybodaeth Amgylcheddol (EIS) ar ran STEMM, ac a gyflwynwyd i Adran Cynllunio Sir Ddinbych.

vii. Mae’r cais yn ychwanegu at y doreth hap a thameidiog o dyrbinau ledled De Sir Ddinbych, sydd gyda’i gilydd yn creu tirlun a allai niweidio’r economi ymwelwyr. Fel un o’r trigolion, byddech yn dioddef colli mwy o amwynder gweledol. Fel ymwelwr, byddech yn debyg o deimlo y bydde’r newid i gymeriad yr ardal yn eich gwneud yn llai tebygol o ymweld â’r ardal a felly, byddai’r arian sy’n mynd i mewn i’r economi ymwelwyr pwysig yn lleihau.

viii. Byddai maint, lleoliad a llafnau enfawr y tyrbin, (llafn gyda ysgubiad fyddai dair a hanner o weithiau yn fwy na tyrbinau Syrior) yn golygu y byddai llawer o gartrefi yn y dyfodol yn gweld haul isel y prynhawn trwy gryndod aflonydd y llafnau.

ix. Mae cynhwysedd tyrbin o 230kW yn llawer mwy nag anghenion y fferm, ac felly, yn hytrach na bod yn gynllun arallgyfeirio ar ffermydd, gellir yn well ei ddisgrifio fel datblygiad diwydiannol yng nghanol cefn gwlad.

Views are from Fron Goch, Llandrillo, and, Pont yr Hendwr, Llandrillo.

Copyright © 2015 STEMM, All rights reserved.

http://www.stemm.org.uk

Aviation Warning Lights Needed for Llandderfel Turbines.

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The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that the proposed 92.5m (303 ft) wind turbines at Bodelith, near Llandderfel, would require aviation warning lights if given the go ahead. These lights could look similar to those pictured above, which would be extremely intrusive in an area where there is very little light pollution and the dark skies give people clear views of the stars.

The need for the lights is because the Upper Dee Valley is part of a Ministry of Defence low flying area with military aircraft flying down to 250ft from the ground.

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It was only last month that there was media coverage of the following:

Air disaster in the making: RAF pilots have almost 60 close-calls with wind farms

RAF pilots flying over Britain have come close to mid-air disaster because of wind farms on almost 60 occasions in the past five years.

The full story can be found on this link. http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/606513/Air-disaster-making-RAF-pilots-60-close-calls-wind-farm

Objections Still Being Taken for Llandderfel and Llandrillo Turbine Plans.

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There’s still time to object to two separate plans for turbines near Llandrillo and Llandderfel.
Gwynedd County Council is still accepting comments from those opposed to the plan to erect two 92.5m (303ft) wind turbines at Bodelith Isaf above Llandderfel.
These turbines would be higher than the three at Braich Ddu and would be clearly visible not only within the Upper Dee Valley, but also in Bala and from the Snowdonia National Park. The application number is C14/0291/04/LL and you can find details of the scheme and make your comments online by clicking on the link below.https://diogel.cyngor.gwynedd.gov.uk/…/wphappcriteria.displ…
There is also still time to object to plans to erect a 48m (157ft) wind turbine at Tyfos, right on the ridge of Mynydd Mynyllod at one of the highest points looking out over Llandrillo and Cynwyd. From certain positions there would then be a line of turbines along the mountain taking in the two at Syrior and the three at Braich Ddu. If the Bodelith and Tyfos schemes got the green light then there would be a total of eight turbines, of varying heights, blighting this once unspoilt skyline.
To see full details of the Tyfos scheme (planning reference 07/2015/0414) you need to go to the Denbighshire County Council website (link below) and put the planning reference into the search engine. You can object to the application there, too. https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/…/search-and-comment-on-app…
More details of these schemes can be found in the articles below. If you need any help or advice as to how to put together an objection then STEMM can be contacted through a private message on our Facebook page.

True Scale of Tyfos Turbine Near Llandrillo.

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While there is still time to object to plans for a new wind turbine at Tyfos, which would dominate the skyline above Llandrillo and Cynwyd, STEMM members felt it would be useful to stress the location of this turbine and its true scale.

In the photograph above you can see the beautiful and historic village of Llandrillo and in the background rises Mynydd Mynyllod.  The highest point you can see here, which is left of centre on the image, is the approximate location proposed for this wind turbine.  It is difficult to imagine a more prominent site for a gleaming white turbine.

This application is for one turbine of of 48m (157ft) and it would add to the cumulative impact of the two Syrior turbines, also near Llandrillo, but with one major difference, the rotor blades will sweep an area 3.5 times larger than the Syrior ones and so will have a heightened impact.  The diagram shows the difference is size with the Syrior turbine in red and the proposed turbine at Tyfos in black.

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At 225 kW the capacity of the turbine is far in excess of the needs of the farm and, therefore, rather than just being farm diversification, can better be described as industrial development in the open countryside

The size and positioning and blade size of the turbine would mean that for many homes the low afternoon sun would in future be seen behind the restless flicker of the turbine blades.

From certain positions there would then be a line of turbines along the mountain taking in the two at Syrior and the three at Braich Ddu. If the Bodelith and Tyfos schemes got the green light then there would be a total of eight turbines, of varying heights, blighting this once unspoilt skyline.

To see full details of the Tyfos scheme (planning reference 07/2015/0414) you need to go to the Denbighshire County Council website (link below) and after clicking on ‘Search planning applications’ put this planning reference into the search engine. You can object to the application there, too. http://planning.denbighshire.gov.uk/…/GFPlanningWelcome.page

Extended Deadlines to Object to Llandrillo and Llandderfel Turbines.

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Gwynedd County Council announced at the end of last week that the consultation period for the plan to erect two 92.5m (303ft) wind turbines at Bodelith Isaf above Llandderfel has been extended until September 11.

These turbines would be higher than the three at Braich Ddu and would be clearly visible not only within the Upper Dee Valley, but also in Bala and from the Snowdonia National Park.  The application number is C14/0291/04/LL and you can find details of the scheme and make your comments online by copying and pasting this link into your web browser.  https://diogel.cyngor.gwynedd.gov.uk/swiftlg/apas/run/wphappcriteria.display?langid=1

There is also still time to object to plans to erect a 48m (157ft) wind turbine at Tyfos, right on the ridge of Mynydd Mynyllod at one of the highest points looking out over Llandrillo.  From certain positions there would then be a line of turbines along the mountain taking in the two at Syrior and the three at Braich Ddu.  If the Bodelith and Tyfos schemes got the green light then there would be a total of eight turbines, of varying heights, pocking this once unspoilt skyline.

To see full details of the Tyfos scheme (planning reference 07/2015/0414)  you need to go to the Denbighshire County Council website (link below) and put the planning reference into the search engine.  You can object to the application there, too.  http://planning.denbighshire.gov.uk/Planning/lg/GFPlanningWelcome.page

More details of these schemes can be found in the articles below.  If you need any help or advice as to how to put together an objection then STEMM can be contacted through a private message on its Facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/STEMM/217154595034610

Two New Turbines Of Over 300ft Could Tower Above Llandderfel


sunsetAn amended plan for two 92.5m (303 ft) wind turbines on land near Bodelith Isaf, Llandderfel, is shortly to come before Gwynedd’s Planning Committee.  This is the third time that the developers, Pennant Walters Ltd., have reduced the height of the turbines, and it now means that anyone who has previously objected to the application, has to resubmit their comments.  There is still time to do so, either by letter or email (see details below) by August 17 giving the application number (C14/0291/04/LL) .

Although the turbines have been reduced in height they would still be higher than the three at Braich Ddu, which already dominate the Mynydd Mynyllod landscape.  There are also the two 46m (150ft) turbines at Syrior, Llandrillo, and another one in the planning pipeline at Tyfos, Llandrillo, of 48m (157ft).  If given the go ahead these eight turbines, of all different heights, would pockmark this mountain within the Upper Dee Valley, which is in clear view of the Snowdonia National Park.

STEMM had put together a leaflet (see below) in readiness for the application to come before Gwynedd, but then the developers, aware of the level of objections, decided to knock a few more metres off the turbines.  STEMM members will be distributing these leaflets in the next few days, together with an insert giving details of the latest situation.

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As usual, the planning system works against local residents, with developers being free to make constant amendments leaving objectors with little time to ensure that people have the opportunity to resubmit their comments.

As with the Tyfos wind turbine application the following can be used as a basis for objecting:

  • the cumulative visual impact of the proposed 92.5m turbines in relation to the existing turbines at Braich Ddu and Syrior, and the Tyfos one, which is in the planning process;
  • impact on local residents of noise and possible shadow flicker;
  • issues concerning access to the site and heavy vehicles needed for transportation of all the components;
  • impact on birds and bats;
  • possible impact on the many tourist based businesses in the area;
  • effect on the archaeology/historic environment.

In addition, this application also contravenes Gwynedd’s own Supplementary Planning Guidance for Onshore Wind Energy (link below), which states: ‘…. only proposals for small scale or community or domestic based wind turbine developments will be approved..’.  At over 92m (300ft) the Llandderfel turbines could hardly be considered as small scale or domestic, and this is a scheme put forward by a developer, and is not a community venture.  https://www.gwynedd.gov.uk/en/Council/Documents—Council/Strategies-and-policies/Environment-and-planning/Planning-policy/Unitary-Development-Plan/SPG-Onshore-Wind-Energy-June-2014.pdf

All the documents for this planning application can be found on the following, rather lengthy, Gwynedd Council link, and also there is an easy to complete comment form which will need completing if you wish to object.  https://diogel.cyngor.gwynedd.gov.uk/swiftlg/apas/run/WPHAPPDETAIL.DisplayUrl?theApnID=C14/0291/04/LL&theTabNo=3&backURL=%3Ca%20href=wphappcriteria.display?paSearchKey=492114%3ESearch%20Criteria%3C/a%3E%20%3E%20%3Ca%20href=%27wphappsearchres.displayResultsURL?ResultID=1455196%26StartIndex=1%26SortOrder=APNID%26DispResultsAs=WPHAPPSEARCHRES%26BackURL=%3Ca%20href=wphappcriteria.display?paSearchKey=492114%3ESearch%20Criteria%3C/a%3E%27%3ESearch%20Results%3C/a%3E

As soon as there is any information about either this application or the one a short distance away at Tyfos, then we will update the website.  It is also worth checking STEMM’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/STEMM/217154595034610?fref=ts

We’d also like to credit Pixellie for yet another stunning photograph of the Upper Dee Valley.

New Llandrillo Wind Turbine Threat to Mynydd Mynyllod

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An application that nearly slipped past STEMM is for a 48m (157ft) wind turbine right on the ridge of Mynydd Mynyllod at one of the highest points looking out over Llandrillo.

The application, from Tyfos of Llandrillo, was received by Denbighshire County Council on April 23, but did not appear in the council’s weekly emailed updates of planning applications.  The explanation for this, given by the Planning department, was that there had been a change to the codes allocated to applications and that this one was accidentally omitted.  Luckily it was spotted by a STEMM member who had been checking recent applications.

There is still time, however, to send in comments as it may not come before the Planning committee until September.  If given the go ahead this wind turbine would be the sixth on the mountain, with the three at Braich Ddu of 92m (302ft) and the two at Syrior of 46m (150ft).  There are also a further two being proposed at Bodelith, Llandderfel, which would stand at 92.5m (303ft).  If they were all approved this would bring the total to eight, and the cumulative impact of a range of turbines of different heights, located indiscriminately on the mountain, would have an adverse visual effect.

This is the Upper Dee Valley in the foothills of the SSSI Berwyns, with clear views to the Snowdonia National Park.  Already, when you arrive in Corwen having driven along the A5, the views open out and in all directions you can see industrial wind turbines.  The location of the Tyfos turbine would be within sight of those at Syrior and Braich Ddu and would be clearly visible for those travelling along the B4401.

The reference number for this application is 07/2015/0414 and you can make a comment online via this link:  http://planning.denbighshire.gov.uk/Planning/lg/GFPlanningSearch.page

It is a simple process, but, as we have not been given a firm date for the deadline for comments, it may be best to respond before the end of August.

Grounds for objection can include:

  • the cumulative visual impact of the proposed 48m turbine in relation to existing turbines and those in the planning process;

  • impact on local residents of noise, possible shadow flicker;

  • issues concerning access to the site and transportation of all the components;

  • impact on birdlife and bats;

  • possible impact on the many tourist based businesses in the area;

  • effect on the archaeology/historic environment etc

Objection Deadline Extended AGAIN for Bodelith Turbines.

There has been yet another extension to the deadline for comments/objections to the scheme to erect two 377 ft (115m) high turbines at Bodelith Isaf – 78ft (24m) taller than those at Braich Ddu (see above). The deadline for objections is now Monday, June 2.

These turbines would lie between Bethel and Llandderfel, and would be clearly visible on the A494 between Corwen and Bala, adding to the impact of the three existing Braich Ddu turbines.

This second extension has come about thanks to a STEMM supporter putting pressure on Gwynedd County Council to add the missing viewpoint material to its online Track and Trace system.  Until then these pages, which include photomontages and computer generated ‘wireframes’, were only available to view if you visited Bala Library.  You can now access them via this link http://www.gwynedd.gov.uk/swiftlg/apas/run/WPHAPPDETAIL.DisplayUrl?theApnID=C14/0291/04/LL&theTabNo=3&backURL  You will need to scroll down the grey outlined Documents box until you get to sections starting with Figure 7 xxx pdf.

It is worth noting, too, that there are often issues regarding photomontages supplied by developers as they can be from not easily identifiable viewpoints; can have a lot of other vertical elements in the foreground of them, such as fence posts, telegraph poles etc which are confusing and are not how the turbines would be viewed in reality; and, insufficient contrast can sometimes be used, whereby the turbines have become almost invisible.  An additional point is that the photomontages do not give a sense of the cumulative visual impact of the Braich Ddu turbines and this new scheme, as there are points at which all the turbines would be seen simultaneously.

This area is often promoted as the gateway to the Snowdonia National Park.  However, if this scheme gets the go ahead, many residents and visitors could feel that the stunning views have been ruined by out-of-scale turbines which dominate this sensitive landscape.