Ann Hyland
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'Shunned' for opposing Llanaelhaearn wind turbine

A woman says her family has been ostracised by other residents of a Gwynedd village for opposing plans for a wind turbine.

The application for the 67-metre (219 ft) structure in Llanaelhaearn, near Pwllheli, has divided the local community.

Supporters claim the turbine could generate nearly £3m profit over twenty years for a poor community.

But council officers say it would be an "alien and oppressive feature" harming the landscape, recommending councillors reject the plan when they consider it on Monday.

Ann Hyland said her opposition to the turbine had led to such ill-feeling she was removing her eldest son from the village school.

  • 29 Aug 2014
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