Preliminary Meeting For Clocaenog Wind Farm.

An excellent article in this week’s Denbighshire Free Press from Mike Skuse, who is part of a group fighting the proposal for a major wind farm in Clocaenog Forest, near Ruthin.  This scheme, from German owned RWE npower renewables, is for 32, 475ft (145m) wind turbines.
The Preliminary Meeting was held in Denbigh on Thursday (September 12th) when a timetable was set for the process by the National Infrastructure Planning appointed Inspector, Wendy Burden.
It doesn’t take a great deal of imagination to recognise the devastating impact that this wind farm, coupled with the 25, 475ft (145m) wind turbines planned by Spanish owned ScottishPower renewables for Mynydd Mynyllod between Corwen and Bala, would have on this beautiful part of North Wales.
It is worth remembering, too, that back in May Denbighshire’s Planning department released figures that showed that more than 90 wind turbines had already been approved within the county.

Loss of Founding Member John Broughton

Dear STEMM supporter,
a campaigning organisation is only as good as the commitment of its’ members, and I’m sorry to say that we have lost one of our most committed and active members with the death of John Broughton.
Many of you will have seen John speak at one of our public meetings and behind the scenes he was vigorous in exploring the background connections and moves between those who would be happy to see our countryside despoiled by the unchecked spread of wind turbines… large and small(er).
The best memorial to John will be to continue the fight to keep these rural wind factories at bay and thus preserve some of the finest landscapes in Britain. I am sure that John would wish me to thank you all for your past and future support.
Andrew Jedwell (Chair STEMM)

For those of you who would like to attend, John’s funeral will be held at Pentrebychan crematorium at noon on Friday 13th September.
The photograph shows John earlier this year in Llandrillo.  His wife, Francesca, is standing beside him, together with other STEMM members.