We oppose wind turbine on Welsh common

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We have objected to plans by Awel Aman Tawe to erect a wind turbine, hard standing and access tracks on common land in south Wales. The threatened common is Cefn Gwrhyd Common in the community of Cwmllynfell in Neath Port Talbot. We were consulted about the application for works on common land under section 194 of the Law of Property Act 1925.

We consider that the wind turbine and its associated paraphernalia will be an eyesore in this open landscape just outside the Brecon Beacons National Park. It is on almost the highest point of the mountain and will therefore be very visible. The open Welsh landscapes are precious and should be preserved, not suburbanised with structures.

The public has the right to walk and ride over every part of this common. The turbine will interfere with their quiet enjoyment of this lovely place.

We have urged the Assembly to reject the application.

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