*In their Newsletter of September 2010 RES make the claim that “The proposed layout has been carefully designed….…at reducing the visual and ecological impact…….sensitively-designed project…….”
In fact by positioning the turbines on the highest point of Llanllwni Mountain they will ensure that they produce maximum impact over as wide an area as possible. The only way they could have made more of an impact would be to paint the turbines fluorescent red!.
* Positioning of the turbines on the very top of the mountain at 380 metres plus the 127 metres of turbine gives an overall height of 500 metres. This would make the turbines visibility across the whole of South and mid west Wales from Lleyn Peninsular to Preseli National Park to the Black Mountain.
And, although they had made the computer generated visuals of the turbines look small they will in fact tower over the A485 all through Llanllwni. The “Police Masts” at the top of the mountain are 50 metres tall, the turbines will be two and a half times taller than these.
* The following are views taken from the entrance to Bryn Llewellyn at ground level - masts will tower 127 metres above this. This shows the far reaching 360 views from where the topmost turbine is proposed. (Prince Charles’ holiday home :- Llwynwormwood, will be able to see turbines when approaching from Myddfai.)
Llanllwni Mountain is an easily recognisable West Wales feature from “space”. Its wide open undisturbed area can clearly be seen along with Black Mountain, Brecon Beacons Preseli etc.
* The Natural heather moor land landscape will be destroyed by the building work associated with constructing turbines - excavations for the foundations, access roads to each turbine site and trenches for laying the cables between turbine stations.
Excavations for footings.