Coastal wind farm tourism fears
A new report says plans for a wind farm off the coast of north Wales could damage tourism.
February 9, 2006
in BBC News
The study, by officers of Conwy Council, said not enough had been done to assess the risks of siting 200 turbines 15km off Llandudno.
The council is now due to discuss whether to call for a public inquiry before the scheme goes ahead.
Developers NPower Renewables said wind farms elsewhere on the coast have done little to damage tourism.
The wind farm - called Gwynt Y Mor - would involve wind turbines, offshore sub-stations, inter-turbine cables and an onshore sub-station.
There has been opposition to the plans from some local people - some of whom have formed a protest group... [continue via Web link]