Planning & Objections
Objections to proposed wind turbine developments in Carmarthenshire
There are several applications in process for wind turbines in Carmarthenshire (please see Carmarthenshire Developments for more info.)
Everyone has a legal right to register their objections to these schemes, and letters can continue to be submitted right up to three days before the Planning Hearing.
You will probably be aware of the issues around wind turbines and the fact that despite what developers and government say, there are many negative aspects to onshore wind energy developments, particularly for those living nearby. Please consider carefully the potential effect of wind power developments on you and your community. While you may feel that you live sufficiently far away from the currently proposed installations, that the sight and sound of them won't affect you, please bear in mind some of the less direct effects that it may have, such as damaging tourism, jobs and the general prosperity of the area.
And please don't be fooled into thinking any of the developments will stop at one turbine. The incentives for landowners are very generous and if one applicagtion is successful, other applications are likely to follow. One turbine will set a precedent for others, and soon everyone in the area will be affected by one or more of the following: ruined views, health issues, loss in property value and environmental damage.
We understand how busy everyone is these days so we've tried to make it as easy as possible for you to lodge your objections to either of the above proposals.
You are welcome to use our Interactive Form, which allows you to compose your letter online! Simply click here, to launch the form. Then, choose the most relevant objections to your local Application. Once you have generated your formal objection letter, you can modify and reformat it in your wordprocessing package, if you wish.
Alternatively, please click here for a pro forma letter that you can simply fill in and post. This should take you no more than five minutes.
Even better than this, if you can spare the time, please write your own letter of objection from scratch. There is a sample letter here that indicates what you must include for it to be considered valid, along with a list of points, some of which you may want to include. By all means take inspiration from this, but try to write the letter in your own words and focus on issues that matter to you.
You can e-mail us if you have any questions or need help. If you have difficulty writing, if you tell us what you want to say, we will be happy to write the letter for you.
We can't overstate how important it is for us to get as many objection letters as possible sent to the planning department.
Please send your letters to the planning department (post or e-mail - please see below for contact details). If you can, also send copies to East Carmarthenshire AM, MP, your local town council and community council.
Your local AM / MP details are as follows:
Rhodri Glyn Thomas AM, Carmarthenshire East and Dinefwr, Constituency Office, 37 Wind Street, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire SA18 3DN
Email Rhodri Glyn Thomas
Jonathan Edwards MP, Carmarthenshire East and Dinefwr, Constituency Office, 37 Wind Street, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire SA18 3DN
Email Jonathan Edwards
If you live outside this area, also send a copy to your own MP, AM (if applicable).
You can find details of all government ministers (AM, MP) by clicking here.
If they receive a good number of objections, they may be prompted to send a letter of their own. Everyone in your household can send own letter - the more the better! Thank you for your help and support.
All objections should be made in writing, by post or email, quoting the relevant Planning Number to:
Planning Services, Civic Offices, Crescent Road, Llandeilo, SA19 6HW
Please keep a copy of your objection letter and a note of the date sent. If sending by post, please use recorded delivery where possible.