Chair of STEMM, Andrew Jedwell, opens Corwen's Public Meeting.
STEMM’s third Public Meeting, this time in the Corwen Sports Pavilion, was standing room only again, and once more supporters were extremely generous with several hundreds of pounds added to the fighting fund.
Other equally well attended meetings have been held in Llandrillo and Cynwyd and the message from those present is coming through loud and clear – the unspoilt Upper Dee Valley, a big draw for the area’s tourist industry, needs saving from this massive wind ‘factory’ which would be completely out of scale in this tranquil landscape.
Local residents and those who holiday in the area are being urged to contact local councillors, AMs and MPs to help save this beautiful countryside from being dominated by 25, 475 feet (145 metre) high wind turbines. Details about who to contact can be found under ‘How to object’ on this website. But, please, keeping checking as we are constantly updating our information.
We also have a rapidly growing supporters’ list so feel free to contact us if you wish your details to be added to it as you will then be kept updated with the latest news.
In a bid to ensure that as many people as possible are aware of Scottish Power’s plans to build a large scale wind factory just outside Corwen, STEMM has put together a newsletter which members have been busy distributing in the area.
We know, however, that the impact of this scheme in the heart of the Upper Dee Valley which has a thriving tourist industry is going to extend far beyond local residents. Many people come here regularly for holidays, and enjoy staying in the fantastic hotels, and B and Bs, not to mention some stunning self catering properties. There are also, of course, those people who have bought holiday homes or static caravans in the area who are also very concerned at the sheer scale of this plan in such an unspoilt landscape. The feedback we have been getting to date is strongly against this wind ‘farm’. So, we have made the English and Welsh issues of the newsletter available here as downloads as it is not always possible to reach everyone with the hard copies.
Don’t forget the Public Meeting in the Corwen Sports Pavilion on Tuesday, May 29 (more details below). All are welcome, so please come along.
HELP SAVE OUR COUNTRYSIDE
Stop The Exploitation of Mynydd Mynyllod
has organised a Public Meeting in Corwen Sports Pavilion on Tuesday, May 29, starting at 7 p.m.
Speakers will include
Myfanwy Alexander – writer and broadcaster
Dr Lance Mytton, BSc PhD – retired Principal Research Scientist, Institute of Grassland & Environmental Research
The meeting is open to all local residents and visitors to the area concerned about ScottishPower Renewables’ plans to erect 25, 475 feet high (145 metre), wind turbines on the mountain. STEMM has held similar meetings in Llandrillo and Cynwyd as they are among the Upper Dee Valley communities that will be only a short distance from this massive wind ‘factory’.
It is feared:
- the turbines will dominate and impact upon the unspoilt landscape of the area;
- the wind farm would be out of scale in a valley adjoining an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and within sight of the Snowdonia National Park;
- that the transport of the huge turbines, along with cranes and other lorries during construction, will gridlock already busy local roads, impacting on tourism and businesses at a time when the Llangollen Railway will be establishing itself in Corwen;
- the huge turbines would deter tourists from staying in the area, which would damage the local economy;
- that the underlying motive for building them is primarily to enable SPR and local landowners to take advantage of the exceptional levels of subsidy currently available to wind farm developers;
- that due to the huge profits to be made by developers the environmental benefits of wind farms are overstated;
- they would create noise and flicker, thereby reducing the peaceful character of the area, with possible adverse health implications;
- they would lead to not only a fall in house values but affect saleability;
- they would have no significant economic benefit to the local economy, in fact, quite the reverse;
- the turbines could impact on bird populations and other wildlife.
The list goes on…………………………….
PLEASE come along to the meeting to find out more and air YOUR views!