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.
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.
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
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.