Glyncorrwg Action Glyncorrwg

Please, no wind farm

SIR – We are two senior citizens (81 and 83) who were born in Glyncorrwg and lived all our lives here, apart from my husband’s five years active service during the 1939-45 war. We were brought up during the very poverty-stricken era. Both our fathers died as a result of working in the mines in the village.

However, as hard as these times were for our family, as children we enjoyed the freedom of the practically vehicle-free roads and played safely on the mountains.

Now, compared with the poverty of our parents, we feel like millionaires.

Our houses have increased so much in price it is quite unbelievable. But we know why.

People have discovered our village and our Valleys. We live in some of the most beautiful countryside on these islands. This is why so many tourists come to visit the village.

We are concerned at the plan by Eco2 to build a wind farm of four 410ft-high turbines so very near to our village.

Our beautiful views will be spoiled, there will be noise from the turbines, TV reception will be affected and the value of our property will fall. As the village is situated in a bowl any sound carries throughout the community.

One of the reasons we love this area is because of the wildlife, particularly the birds, which we think will be affected by the turbines. Having suffered so much in the past we want to enjoy the peace and beauty of Glyncorrwg.

Please, Eco2 do not spoil things for the next generation by building a wind farm here.

Melyn Street, Glyncorrwg, Port Talbot.

Newspaper: Western Mail
Date: 01/06/07