Representations received regarding Upper Ogmore - Wind Turbines

The list below includes all those who submitted representations.

SourceRepresentation - click on an item to see more details
Members of the Public/Businesses
Richard Roberts
"To whom this may concern. NO more windmills in this valley 1. The visual impact on the environment - appalling. 2. The noise pollution - significant 3. The impact on wildlife (birds in particular) 4. The reindustrialisation of a mining community 5. The political decision that underprivileged mining community don't matter 6. Vast amounts of public money has been spent on removing the scars of the previous industry i.e. coal tips. Why despoil this landscape, which we have fought hard to achieve. The mental scars are vivid and real in the minds of those, who have to live in the Ogmore Valley. I strongly object to this development. Regards Richard Roberts "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Stephanie Smith
"1.As a resident of Pwllcarn Terrace, Blaengarw, I do not think that the visibility of the turbines from our houses have been given due consideration. These turbines seem to be much closer than the present ones which can be seen from the top end of our road. Please can someone address this point and assure me that we have not been overlooked. 2. This is an overdevelopment of what was previously open countryside/uplands. In the past 5 or6 years there has been a proliferation of turbines across our hills. 3. The uplands are a valuable habitat and are known to absorb rainwater. More concrete will create more run-off and subsequent flooding further down the valley. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Open Spaces Society
"Dear PINS We have received the application from the Duchy of Lancaster for the deregistration and exchange of common land in connection with proposed wind turbines. We wish to object to this. The area of the replacement land is precisely the same as that of the release land, yet the release land is widely dispersed and its removal from the heart of the common will have a severely adverse effect on the landscape and public enjoyment. Therefore the area of replacement land should be significantly greater to compensate for this loss of public interest. The deregistration of linear areas of land, represented by access roads, will make the common vulnerable to fencing, because fences could be erected along the access roads without consent under s.38 of the Commons Act 2006. It is important that the planning application recognises this, and removes article 4 permitted development rights. We request a binding commitment to reregister the deregistered areas of common land: when the works are complete (in relation to land needed for temporary work areas), or when the works are decommissioned (in relation to other works: the turbines and access roads). Part of the release land is crossed by publicly-maintainable rights of way, but Bridgend County Borough Council has not joined in the application, despite its interest in the land vested in it by s.263(1) of the Highways Act 1980. Defra takes the view that the highway authority must join in the application, does the Welsh government not have the same requirement and, if not, why not? What is the status of Nathan Thompson, who has signed the application form on behalf of the Duchy of Lancaster? The map of the release and replacement land is drawn on a map at a scale of 1:25,000: is there a larger-scale map? Q.G.36 states that the land is subject to s.193 of the Law of Property Act 1925, but no details are given. Does s.193 apply because the common is in a former urban district, or because of a deed executed under s.193(2)? Q.D.31 refers to a consultation report at appendix 2 — we don't appear to have any appendices. Could these be sent please? "
Other Statutory Consultees
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Cadw
"Please see attachment / Gweler yr atodiad"
Other Statutory Consultees
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Natural Resources Wales
"Please see attachment / Gweler yr atodiad"
Other Statutory Consultees
Scott Allin (Clerk) on behalf of Ogmore Valley Community Council
"The Ogmore Valley Community Council met last night and discussed this proposal. It was unanimously agreed that if this application is approved then there should be a Community Support Fund to compensate the residents of the Ogmore Valley for the visual impact on the valley. A similar scheme on the other side of the valley came with a K£100 per annum community fund and the Council believes a similar fund should be provided if this application proceeds. Many thanks Scott Allin Clerk - Ogmore Valley Community Council "