Plans afoot for a 100-foot wind turbine to overlook Kidwelly
A RENEWABLE energy company are set to ask the public for their views on a proposed 100-foot tall wind turbine which would tower over Kidwelly.
Holistic Ideas have begun the consultation process over plans for the structure at Penlan-Isaf farm, which is on the rolling St Ishmael plateau of farmland above the Gwendraeth Valley town.
The landowner is holding an exhibition on Tuesday, and states due to the rolling landscape, only a few publicly accessible locations will have a prolonged view of the wind turbine.
From the highest tower of Kidwelly Castle, the company state there would be a view of the turning blades one mile away above the trees on the ridge-line.
And CADW's Regional Inspector of Ancient Monuments and Archaeology for south west Wales has made an initial appraisal of the proposal stating it is "unlikely to express fundamental concerns".
They say that an extensive assessment of the potential views from 17 locations around the surrounding villages, country lanes, Wales Coast Path, national cycle trail, Kidwelly (including the Castle & Quay) and peripheral locations have been submitted to the council's planning department.
Holistic Ideas, which is based in Somerset, say the wind turbine will offset carbon emissions of the main fossil fuel emissions of the beef and arable farm.
They say there will be no congestion on the surrounding roads during the building process, as the turbine comes complete in one shipping container on a 45 foot truck and would be erected within three days.
And walkers along the public footpath would not be impacted by any lorry movements, as signage and safety barriers would be put in place, the firm state.
The exhibition takes place at Llansaint Community Hall between 7.30pm and 9.30pm.