Select Committee on Welsh Affairs Written Evidence


Written Evidence from Councillor K J G Toy, The Conservative Group, Conwy County Borough Council

  I have been asked by my Political Group Conwy County Council, to express to the Select Committee our views concerning the proposed erection of 200 Wind Power Turbines off the North Wales coast.

  Your Committee should be aware that the coastline of North Wales is environmentally very sensitive, and our belief is that the addition of so many turbines would cause a very serious adverse visual impact, especially when added to the already visually intrusive existing Windfarm.

  Equally importantly, our County has a low-waged economy, with most employment being in the public services or in the Tourist Industry, which latter is the mainstay of our local economy. We believe that destroying the visual amenity of the sea off our coast, especially off the coast of Llandudno and Colwyn Bay, will do lasting damage to the local economy.

3 December 2005





 
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