We have joined the protestors again a proposed pump-storage power-station at Glynrhonwy quarries above Llanberis, Gwynedd, because the works will encroach on common land and be an eyesore in a popular area on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park.
We have put in an objection to Gwynedd County Council and called on the council to ensure the developer, The Quarry Battery Co Ltd, is aware that works cannot be constructed on common land without the consent of the environment minister, in addition to any planning permission.
We consider that the development will have an adverse effect on this sensitive landscape, on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, and on people’s enjoyment of it. It is used extensively by walkers and climbers.
We are especially concerned that the site boundary takes in registered common land and are dismayed that there is no mention of common land in the principal documents accompanying the application. The applicants appear to have scant regard for the rights of the graziers, or of the public who has the right to walk on all common land.
We urge the council to reject this application as inappropriate in this area of natural beauty which is much enjoyed by walkers and climbers.