Planning & Objections

Objections to proposed wind turbine developments in Carmarthenshire

There are several applications in process for wind turbines in Carmarthenshire (please see Carmarthenshire Developments for more info.)

Everyone has a legal right to register their objections to these schemes, and letters can continue to be submitted right up to three days before the Planning Hearing.

You will probably be aware of the issues around wind turbines and the fact that despite what developers and government say, there are many negative aspects to onshore wind energy developments, particularly for those living nearby. Please consider carefully the potential effect of wind power developments on you and your community. While you may feel that you live sufficiently far away from the currently proposed installations, that the sight and sound of them won't affect you, please bear in mind some of the less direct effects that it may have, such as damaging tourism, jobs and the general prosperity of the area.

And please don't be fooled into thinking any of the developments will stop at one turbine. The incentives for landowners are very generous and if one applicagtion is successful, other applications are likely to follow. One turbine will set a precedent for others, and soon everyone in the area will be affected by one or more of the following: ruined views, health issues, loss in property value and environmental damage. 

We understand how busy everyone is these days so we've tried to make it as easy as possible for you to lodge your objections to either of the above proposals.

You are welcome to use our Interactive Form, which allows you to compose your letter online!  Simply click here, to launch the form.  Then, choose the most relevant objections to your local Application.  Once you have generated your formal objection letter, you can modify and reformat it in your wordprocessing package, if you wish.

Alternatively, please click here for a pro forma letter that you can simply fill in and post. This should take you no more than five minutes.

Even better than this, if you can spare the time, please write your own letter of objection from scratch. There is a sample letter here that indicates what you must include for it to be considered valid, along with a list of points, some of which you may want to include. By all means take inspiration from this, but try to write the letter in your own words and focus on issues that matter to you.

You can e-mail us if you have any questions or need help. If you have difficulty writing, if you tell us what you want to say, we will be happy to write the letter for you.

We can't overstate how important it is for us to get as many objection letters as possible sent to the planning department.

Please send your letters to the planning department (post or e-mail - please see below for contact details). If you can, also send copies to East Carmarthenshire AM, MP, your local town council and community council.

Your local AM / MP details are as follows:

Rhodri Glyn Thomas AM, Carmarthenshire East and Dinefwr, Constituency Office, 37 Wind Street, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire SA18 3DN
Email Rhodri Glyn Thomas

Jonathan Edwards MP, Carmarthenshire East and Dinefwr, Constituency Office, 37 Wind Street, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire SA18 3DN
Email Jonathan Edwards

If you live outside this area, also send a copy to your own MP, AM (if applicable).

You can find details of all government ministers (AM, MP) by clicking here.

If they receive a good number of objections, they may be prompted to send a letter of their own. Everyone in your household can send own letter - the more the better! Thank you for your help and support.

All objections should be made in writing, by post or email, quoting the relevant Planning Number to:
planningconsultations@carmarthenshire.gov.uk)
Planning Services, Civic Offices, Crescent Road, Llandeilo, SA19 6HW
Please keep a copy of your objection letter and a note of the date sent. If sending by post, please use recorded delivery where possible.

QUICK LINKS

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Feb 26, 2016
Don't forget objections have to be with the Planning Inspector by 2nd March - that is next Wednesday!
Feb 9, 2016

Seren has lodged an appeal for this turbine at Ffrwd which was refused by Ceredigion Council in 2015.

Help for you about the main points to make to the Planning Inspector on our link:

Ffrwd Farm, Llanwnnen, Lampeter

Deadline for letters 2nd March 2016.

These should add further comments or modifications to any original objections. By email to: 'wales@pins.gsi.gov.uk'.

Jan 25, 2016
Some good news! Seren's appeal against the Carmarthenshire County Council's refusal of their 74m wind turbine at Blaen Pibwr - near the Botanic Gardens - has been dismissed.


 
 
 
Oct 28, 2015
Objections required AGAIN! Seren have appealed the Blaen Pibwr development.
Aug 25, 2015
A Community Councillor has been called to resign over breaches of the code of conduct.
Aug 24, 2015

We have put on another web page -  Legal / Procedural Challenges.

This page is under construction so more to come!

Aug 23, 2015

Have a look at our new web page: Recent Planning Decisions.

Other recent Planning Decisions

 

Aug 23, 2015
Nothing has been decided yet on the re-application for a turbine at Maescadog. Your objections can still help - of special importance are transport issues of the turbine to the site and new regulations about bats requiring more detailed monitoring. There are many species of bats roosting at the nearby Dolaucothi Gold Mines.
Jul 9, 2015

Proformas for Objection Letters are available to download by clicking here for people who have NOT objected before

And here for a different proforma, worded as though you have objected before

You can print, add your comments, sign and post
OR copy content into an email amending to reflect your views and send via email

Deadline is Wed July 15 2015

Jul 2, 2015
We need to act now! Another application has been made for a turbine at Maescadog, Caio. The previous application was refused by CCC AND at Appeal. Previous objections will not count so could you write again using the new application number? The turbine is at the same site and is the same size so look below for what to do now. You could resubmit your previous objection or do a new one.There were over 200 objections previously - yours matters this time too! Time is short so please get a letter in by 17th July. Click on this blog to see the information you might need for your objection.
Mar 28, 2015
A German company, Energiekontor, wants to erect two industrial scale wind turbines on Mynydd Pencarreg.
Feb 13, 2015

If you have recently bought a house in the county you could help us gather information.

Did any wind turbine applications situated in the vicinity of the house you bought show up during the conveyancing process?

Did the searches show proposed or applied for wind turbine developments that might impact on your house? These include council searches or the declaration by the seller.

We want to encourage the Law Society to improve their forms and solicitors to offer more extensive searches.

Nov 5, 2014

Public exhibition for wind farm on Mynydd Pencarreg, Rhydcymerau

Jun 11, 2014
Refusal for Application E28824
May 7, 2014
News is just in that the Appeal against the decision by Carmarthenshire County Council, in December 2012, to refuse permission for 21 wind turbines on Llanllwni Mountain has failed.
Mar 27, 2014
April 3rd is the deadline for objections to: E/29773

Land at Panteg, Cellan, Lampeter Carmarthenshire, SA48 8HN

 

Mar 21, 2014

What we thought has now been proven! Walkers and climbers turn their backs on Scotland as electricity companies industrialise wild lands, according to a new survey by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS).

 

Mar 21, 2014
Alex Salmond is not only recommending Scottish independence. His love of wind farms has cost tax payers a huge amount of £ since the SNP took power.Will Scotland be able to afford that if independent, I wonder?
Mar 14, 2014
On 20 Jan 2014 Kris Hopkins,Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, responded to a question about the culmulative visual impact of wind turbines in Lincolnshire.
Mar 5, 2014
Wind Farm developments scrapped!
Feb 7, 2014
Easy access to see planning applications for wind tubines in Carmarthenshire.
Feb 7, 2014
Wind turbine rotor blades are difficult to recycle says a report from Aberdeenshire Council's Garioch area planning committee.
Jan 29, 2014
European Court of Justice condemns EPAW
Jan 26, 2014
Well we knew it! Wind turbines will take thousands off the value of your home says a report in the Daily Mail.
Jan 26, 2014
Wow! Taking turbines down because they spoil the view!
Local Planning Applications
Applications are flooding in, all over our county. For further information on Carmarthenshire Planning Applications (lists & maps) please click here

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Current Local Planning Concerns:
Rhydcymerau / Bryn Dafydd:
Single wind turbine, 86.5 metres (283ft) tall.
Rhydcymerau / Pencarreg:
2 wind turbines, 100 metres, 328 ft tall.

For further information on Carmarthenshire Planning Applications (lists & maps) please click here.

Planning & Objections
Addresses for objections to Wind Turbine developments in Carmarthenshire are:
planningconsultations@carmarthenshire.gov.uk Planning Services, Civic Offices, Crescent Road, Llandeilo, SA19 6HW
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