As I wrote in my post of the 3rd December, the huge Gwynt-y-Môr has been given the go-ahead by the Government.
Now, more protests are planned. The protest group Save Our Scenery (SOS) is launching a fighting fund, and a seminar is to be held at Llandudno town hall on December 14th. David Bellamy and Dr Mike Hall will both be on the platform.
SOS secretary, Mike Pritchard said, “This is devastating news but we’re not going to take it lying down”. SOS chairman John Lawson-Reay added, “We have fought for three years to get the Government to see sense and we’re not giving up now”.
The windfarm will be built 10 miles out of Llandudno Bay, but Llandudno Hospitality Association is also opposed to the scheme. Others opposing it are Aberconwy AM Gareth Jones and Clwyd West AM Darren Millar.
The project has the backing of the World Wildlife Fund, however, and a spokesman said, “We need more projects such as Gwynt-y-Môr to help reduce our carbon emissions”.
Whilst I agree that the Government should not have ridden rough-shod over the majority wish for a public enquiry, I do wonder where these badly needed windfarms are going to be located. I’m sure I can’t be in a minority in realising that we need these alternative forms of energy, so where can they be located, if not 10 miles off the coast? They have to go somewhere.