Despite strong support, our planning application for the CELT1 turbine at LAND NORTH OF BLAENPIBWR, CAPEL DEWI, CARMARTHEN, SA32 8AW was turned down.
We are now appealling that decision.
Below you can find details of where to send your support letter and suggested content.
It is advised that you make your responses individual and personal in order to carry more weight in the Planning Inspector’s decision.
How to send your support to the Planning Inspectorate:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By post: Planning Inspectorate, Crown Buildings, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ
Ensure you quote the appeal reference number of APP/M6825/A/15/3131840 in all correspondence with the Planning Inspectorate.
Where can I see details of what is being proposed?
Details are available on the Council’s website which can be viewed at:
http://online.carmarthenshire.gov.uk/eaccessv2/search-reference.aspx using the reference W/30859
What may I wish to consider including within my letter/email of support?
Below are a number of considerations that the Planning Inspectorate needs to consider. Within your letter of support it is suggested that you consider the below merits and integrate into a response using your own words. You are encouraged to make it individual and the below list is neither exhaustive nor restrictive so you can elaborate or express your strong support as appropriate to you.
Merits you may wish to include in your letter:
• There is a clear value to the community through the community benefit scheme.
• Money from the scheme will be invested in skills training, job creation in making homes energy efficient.
• Protecting vulnerable residents from high energy bills and ensuring they can afford to stay warm and safe throughout the winter should be a priority. This scheme will work towards ensuring this.
• Lower energy bills will mean more money available to spend in locally owned businesses.
• Wales has one of the best wind resources in the UK;
• The UK has a large amount of renewable energy to produce to meet its 2020 legally binding target for renewable energy (15%) and is behind its EU counterparts;
• Wind energy is a mature UK industry and the best chance of meeting the EU targets;
• There is a moral responsibility for Wales to reduce greenhouse emissions by using renewable energy without which climate change would bring catastrophic environmental disasters;
• With the need in mind, the UK and Wales should be exceeding not missing or just making targets for renewable energy;
• The UK needs to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and nuclear power;
• The UK needs to ensure that it is energy secure and not dependant on other countries for its energy;
• There is no evidence that wind turbine development affects tourism, in fact Welsh Government reports on the issue have shown there is little impact.
• No clear conflict with any planning policies but would bring significant renewable benefits;
• Would help to support farm diversification
• Would support welsh businesses if consented
Thank you for your support.
To save you time, we have created a template letter here. (enter ‘energymember’)
Please note the deadline for comments to be received is November 13th 2015.