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Selling Out Our Valley

The proposed site, complete with computer graphics showing the turbines and towers, showed a pretty rural setting changed to a scene from Star Wars.

Anger, fear, frustration and annoyance summed up the emotions of many residents of Glyncorrwg when they attended an exhibition of a proposed wind farm to be situated on the hillsides of this small Upper Afan Valley village. Not for the first time, developers from outside the valley tried to persuade the occupants to accept this controversial form of clean energy. The largest piece of information involved the provision of a community fund to the value of 72,000 per annum. This, match-funded by the local authority, could benefit the community by 3.6 million over a 25-year period.


The proposed site, complete with computer graphics showing the turbines and towers, showed a pretty rural setting changed to a scene from Star Wars. The bribe of community funding did sway some, but those who knew better were not taken in by those pound signs. Some would not sell out their home abode for any price. Sadly, some would sell out for a new club blazer.

The "in words'' in Glyncorrwg at the moment are intrusion and invasion.

Anger, fear, frustration and annoyance summed up the emotions of many residents of Glyncorrwg when they attended an exhibition of a proposed wind farm to be situated on the hillsides of this small Upper Afan Valley village. Not for the first time, developers from outside the valley tried to persuade the occupants to accept this controversial form of clean energy. The largest piece of information involved the provision of a community fund to the value of £72,000 per annum. This, match-funded by the local authority, could benefit the community by £3.6 million over a 25-year period.


The proposed site, complete with computer graphics showing the turbines and towers, showed a pretty rural setting changed to a scene from Star Wars. The bribe of community funding did sway some, but those who knew better were not taken in by those pound signs. Some would not sell out their home abode for any price. Sadly, some would sell out for a new club blazer.

The "in words'' in Glyncorrwg at the moment are intrusion and invasion.

Source: http://www.thisissouthwales...

JAN 24 2006
http://www.windaction.org/posts/1048-selling-out-our-valley
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