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Mynydd y Gwair wind farm opponents claim to be ignored

Plans for a controversial wind farm at a beauty spot near Swansea have won the support of councillors - by just three votes.

There had 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 backed a new 16-turbine scheme by 27 votes to 24.

Glyn Morgan, chairman of the action group Save Our Common Mountain Environment, says the views of the commoners have been ignored.

He told Bethan Rhys Roberts of BBC Radio Wales he feared an agricultural landscape will become an industrial one.

  • 08 Feb 2013
  • From the section Wales