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Mynydd y Gwair wind farm plans approval given

Plans for a controversial wind farm at a beauty spot near Swansea have been backed by councillors.

There has been considerable local opposition to the proposals at Mynydd y Gwair in Felindre, with claims turbines will spoil the area's natural beauty.

Last year Appeal Court judges in London overturned an earlier decision allowing a 19-turbine plan.

Councillors were considering a revised, slightly smaller scale plan on Thursday evening.

They voted by 27 to 24 to support the new scheme.

Abigail Neal examined the background before the vote.

  • 07 Feb 2013
  • From the section Wales