Glyncorrwg Action Glyncorrwg

Wind farm fight

SIR An application for the erection of four, 410ft wind turbines on Corrwg Fechan Mountain has been received by the planning department of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council.

Corrwg Fechan is in the heart of the village of Glyncorrwg, where there is a great deal of opposition to these highly visible monstrosities being sited.

As chairman of the Glyncorrwg Action Group, I would like to thank the very many residents of the village who have written to the planning department objecting to this outrageous proposition.

Our group has not only the support of the local residents but of many expats who are and have been associated with Glyncorrwg.

These people have also written to the authority objecting to the proposals, and have done so from as far afield as Canada and Australia.

Our local politicians Dr Hywel Francis MP and Dr Brian Gibbons AM have also supported our objections to the wind farm being built in the midst of our village.

We have received letters of support from two members of the House of Lords.

If these turbines are built, there is no doubt our house prices will fall.

Our otherwise picturesque skyline will alter dramatically.

Much of our rare wildlife will suffer by the construction of these bird-mincers.

Companies such as Eco2, Gamesa and Airtricity should be aware that we are not going to take these intrusions into our lives lightly, and will use every means at our disposal to thwart their plans.

Democracy is the biggest weapon in our arsenal, and we have some honesty, loyalty and justice too oh yes, and plenty of common sense.

Dunraven street, Glyncorrwg, Port Talbot.

Newspaper: Western Mail
Date: 09/06/07