After the recent meeting of the Llansteffan Community Council which voted 8-1 to register an astonishing vote of no confidence in Community Councillor Chairman Daff Davies who is also our local County Councillor, Vice Chair of the Planning Committee, and Chairman of Carmarthen County Council. The storm is still raging over the contentious decision by County Councillors on the Planning Committee to grant a planning application against the wishes of the County planners themselves. Today the much read blogspot of “Y Cneifiwr” which has a widespread readership throughout the County, and especially throughout County Hall, has published a Press Release from The Tâf Action group concerning the above meeting If you were not at the meeting and wish to read the latest in this saga please copy and paste the link below :-
Also today the National Trust issued a national Press Release detailing their profound disappointment at the granting of the application.
” we are fully in sympathy with the views expressed by many objectors since, that the decision to go ahead is a mistake that would destroy an iconic view that had survived untouched for generations. National Trust would hope that local councillors take account of the objections, including from ourselves, and the strong local feeling against the proposal, and reconsider their decision.”
For the full statement please read the following PDF :- Mwche Farm wind turbine
Now that Pandora’s box has been opened and a wind turbine allowed in the middle of what was and is seen as a mainstay of Carmarthenshire’s tourist industry, many fear that this application will of be followed by applications for more turbines in the same location. There is now an undeniable risk of the proliferation of these devices by other farmers with disposable land no matter what the effect on the local community. If one turbine at Mwche can arguably destroy up to 3 local businesses who rely totally on tourism to survive, what would be the cumulative effect of yet more turbines in our as yet unspoilt corner of Wales?
The people who host these devices allegedly sign a contract where they are obliged to move it after 25 years. If that is so, I’m sure many of us will be long gone, as may the applicants, so who then will be responsible for removing the eyesore and who will pay for it? It’s time the whole community woke up to the threat and started asking some pertinent questions of our elected representatives. When the wind blows don’t be surprised if it causes a storm!