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As most of us already know, the Afan Valley has become victim to wind farm developers who seem to be hovering over us like vultures ready to pounce.

We are not against renewable energy in the valley, as we already have a wind farm in Abercregan with 16 wind turbines that generate enough electricity for the whole of the Upper Afan Valley.

We are now faced with a new development of 10 turbines in Croeserw, and four in Glyncorrwg, with the turbines being twice the size of Abercregan turbines, (the tallest in the UK) and less than half a mile from people's homes.

People should realise the health affects of having these turbines so close to homes. Firstly, the noise, having them so close will be like having a car constantly running at forty miles per hour, and that's just for one turbine, also they are being built on mountains that have been mined in the mining years - who knows if our mountains can hold these monsters of steel. We will suffer from the flickering shadows caused by the sun behind the turbines and prices of property will dramatically drop. The Afan Valley needs to be concerned, as it will be like living in the valley of the moving mountains.

We need to join together and fight against this wind farm proposal as each and every one of us will be affected by these turbines being so close to homes, and ruining the scenery that we all love so much.

Last note, the wind doesn't only blow in the Upper Afan Valley.

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