Glyncorrwg Action Glyncorrwg
Action
Group

Protest walk at turbine plans

A walk will be held on Drummau Mountain to mark staunch opposition to any future plans for wind farms on the site.

With a number of proposed wind farm sites already highlighted in the borough, the Neath Port Talbot Ramblers Association has decided to hold a walk against plans for future wind farm development on the mountain itself.

A wind speed monitoring mast on the mountain was approved by the council's planning committee in January last year, and there are concerns that an application for a wind farm on the site will be forthcoming.

Terry Griffiths, of Neath Port Talbot Ramblers' Association, said: 'The ramblers' point of view is that we are not against wind farms as such, we want them to be located properly, somewhere that's as unobtrusive as possible.

'A wind farm on the Drummau Mountain would be a visual intrusion, and we want to bring people's attention to the fact that, at some time in the future, there is a possibility of a wind farm on Mynydd Drummau, and a wind farm there would be a scar on a lovely rural area.

'From the Drummau Mountain there will also be a perfect view of March Hywel, which is another possible wind farm site.'

The five-mile walk on the Drummau Mountain will begin at 10am on Saturday, March 3, from the car park of the Glynclydach Coach House.

Newspaper: Neath Port Talbot Guardian
Date: 08/02/07