A date has now been set for the Denbighshire Planning Committee meeting where a decision will be made regarding the application for wind turbines at Syrior, near Llandrillo. This will be on Wednesday, October 17, starting at 9.30 a.m. in the County Hall, Ruthin. There is a public gallery and there are already a number of local people planning on attending.
The application is for two 46m (150ft) turbines, which is the same height as those at Gwyddelwern, which dominate that village. It’s on public record that, in recommending refusal for those turbines, planning officers stated that, as with those at Syrior, a precedent would be set and there would be a ‘negative landscape/visual impact’. In addition, the officers’ report states, ‘this proposal (the third turbine at Gwyddelwern) would generate around £37,950 per annum from the Feed in Tariff. This is more than 89 times the average electricity bill for a residential property.’
Warms your heart, doesn’t it, to know that landowners can rake it in like this from our soaring energy bills, and wreck the landscape we love at the same time!