12:18pm Friday 6th September 2013 in Letters
I WAS concerned to read that plans have been submitted for the construction of wind turbines on hill farms in Caerphilly Borough (Argus, August 30).One of the reasons given in support of the application is the need for farmers to diversify. Of course there are many other ways of doing that without spoiling the skyline with flailing blades; but none worth considering as long as there’s easy money blowing in them hills.
There have been attempts to allay fears by pointing out that that a couple of turbines do not constitute a windfarm. But be warned – if these applications are successful there will be no grounds for refusing similar ones which are sure to follow. Planners and councillors have some very serious thinking to do.
R.H. Ashton Woodland Place Blackwood