Plan to site three wind turbines near Undy

South Wales Argus: Plan to site three wind turbines near Undy Plan to site three wind turbines near Undy

A RENEWABLE energy company is displaying its plans for three wind turbines on land between Newport and Caldicot.

The first project, called Longlands Lane, proposes one turbine located to the north west of Redwick.

The second project, Great House Farm, proposes two turbines to the south east of Undy.

Each site will use turbines, which are a maximum of 100m in height to the tip of the blade and will be capable of generating at least 1.5 megawatts of electricity that will be fed into the local electricity network.

It is suggested that this is enough energy to power almost 800 homes every year.

The energy company, RES, is consulting with local communities prior to submitting planning applications. RES Project Manager, Phil Grant said: "We are looking forward to discussing our proposals for what we consider to be two very good sites and learning the views of local residents and other interested parties.

"Small-scale schemes like Longlands Lane and Great House Farm are important because they would generate local electricity for use on the local network.

"They will also make a valuable contribution to meeting Wales' ambitions to increase renewable energy generation and decrease dependence on expensive fossil fuel imports."

The exhibitions will take place over three consecutive days, from 1pm to 7pm, at the following venues:September 12 - Undy Church & Community Hall, Church Road. September 13 - Rogiet Community Room Rogiet School, Station Road.September 14 - Redwick Village Hall, Church Row.

Members of the RES project team will be on hand to discuss the proposals and answer questions. Visitors will also have the opportunity to register their views regarding the projects and to make suggestions about the form of community benefit that the projects could offer.

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3:15pm Sat 8 Sep 12

AndyCl says...

Sounds like a great idea, Undy is a pretty desolate part of the County anyway, however I suspect the NIMBYS living there will be moaning
Sounds like a great idea, Undy is a pretty desolate part of the County anyway, however I suspect the NIMBYS living there will be moaning AndyCl
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8:21am Sun 9 Sep 12

Rayok123 says...

Excellent at last we are getting on the renewable energy map, we need more of these, lots more otherwise we have to build nuclear power stations or purchase even more oil. The sooner we get a tidal barrage the better.
Excellent at last we are getting on the renewable energy map, we need more of these, lots more otherwise we have to build nuclear power stations or purchase even more oil. The sooner we get a tidal barrage the better. Rayok123
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9:32am Sun 9 Sep 12

The Other Severn Bore says...

I'm in favour of wind turbines, not convinced about the barrage, I think that needs to be looked at a lot more before a decision is made.
I'm in favour of wind turbines, not convinced about the barrage, I think that needs to be looked at a lot more before a decision is made. The Other Severn Bore
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2:06pm Sun 9 Sep 12

welshmen says...

I see the Green party are well versed in there, favor, great idea, and excellent,for these monstrosities,what will blight on OUR landscape, if we were all blind there wouldn't be a problem, but as we are all not, the Barrage is the only sustainable argument against these low out put generators, those who moan about the NIMBY'S want to try one a quarter of that size at 24m in there back yard see how you get on, the only people who benefit from the WIND TURBINES are the Companies who put them there, and we the Tax Payer pay for them through the GRANTS that attract the profiteers, as i see it our Government can fund the Barrage through debt free money, yes debt free, our Government allow the Bank of England "which is a Private Bank" to Quantitive ease billions of £'s into the PRIVATE Banks to "say so" help our economy, i think by now we all know that only profits the Banks, our Government can print it's own money and fund any project, housing the Barrage etc, the money is fed into the Companies and monitored, when the projects are sold or used to generate Electricity that money is taken back by the Government ready to be used again, this system would get our Country and more importantly the OUR unemployed a chance to work for a living...
I see the Green party are well versed in there, favor, great idea, and excellent,for these monstrosities,what will blight on OUR landscape, if we were all blind there wouldn't be a problem, but as we are all not, the Barrage is the only sustainable argument against these low out put generators, those who moan about the NIMBY'S want to try one a quarter of that size at 24m in there back yard see how you get on, the only people who benefit from the WIND TURBINES are the Companies who put them there, and we the Tax Payer pay for them through the GRANTS that attract the profiteers, as i see it our Government can fund the Barrage through debt free money, yes debt free, our Government allow the Bank of England "which is a Private Bank" to Quantitive ease billions of £'s into the PRIVATE Banks to "say so" help our economy, i think by now we all know that only profits the Banks, our Government can print it's own money and fund any project, housing the Barrage etc, the money is fed into the Companies and monitored, when the projects are sold or used to generate Electricity that money is taken back by the Government ready to be used again, this system would get our Country and more importantly the OUR unemployed a chance to work for a living... welshmen
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2:27pm Sun 9 Sep 12

welshmen says...

I don't like turbines, i think money that is spent on them is a waste, after all they are only over priced Electric Generators.
I don't like turbines, i think money that is spent on them is a waste, after all they are only over priced Electric Generators. welshmen
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4:33pm Sun 9 Sep 12

The Other Severn Bore says...

I think the latest proposals from the consortium behind the barrage indicates they are able to raise the full cost of the work themselves without government funding.
I think the latest proposals from the consortium behind the barrage indicates they are able to raise the full cost of the work themselves without government funding. The Other Severn Bore
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10:03pm Sun 9 Sep 12

AndyCl says...

Ah well suspicion confirmed, first Nimby response, it's a clean power electricity generating windmill in a god forsaken area with no natural beauty ! the wind whistling off the severn estuary will generate carbon/ nuclear free power on a regular basis, a perfect location, and after all what else have you got to look at, the second Severn crossing ?
Ah well suspicion confirmed, first Nimby response, it's a clean power electricity generating windmill in a god forsaken area with no natural beauty ! the wind whistling off the severn estuary will generate carbon/ nuclear free power on a regular basis, a perfect location, and after all what else have you got to look at, the second Severn crossing ? AndyCl
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7:09am Mon 10 Sep 12

The Other Severn Bore says...

I think the estuary IS beautiful, in a desolate, empty, lonely, wide-open kind of way, but I might be in the minority... :) The second crossing looks elegant, I think, but I suppose it depends how you look at things.
I think the estuary IS beautiful, in a desolate, empty, lonely, wide-open kind of way, but I might be in the minority... :) The second crossing looks elegant, I think, but I suppose it depends how you look at things. The Other Severn Bore
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2:05pm Mon 10 Sep 12

graysie says...

Yet more of these useless, expensive monstrosities to wreck our landscapes! The only way these things can be made viable is by subsidies which add hundreds of pounds to our electricity bills. Expensive electrficity has the biggest impact on the poor, in particular the elderly poor, who sometimes have to choose between heating and eating. In other words, it's a highly regressive form of taxation.

They don't replace traditional power stations, because those have to be in place for when the wind doesn't blow, or when it blows so hard that the turbines have to be switched off. This whole scheme is just to make a quick buck for their operators - taxing the poor to fund the rich.

Then they have the bare-faced cheek to offer us some of our money back with "community" benefits.

And no, I'm not a NIMBY - I don't live near any of the proposed sites.
Yet more of these useless, expensive monstrosities to wreck our landscapes! The only way these things can be made viable is by subsidies which add hundreds of pounds to our electricity bills. Expensive electrficity has the biggest impact on the poor, in particular the elderly poor, who sometimes have to choose between heating and eating. In other words, it's a highly regressive form of taxation. They don't replace traditional power stations, because those have to be in place for when the wind doesn't blow, or when it blows so hard that the turbines have to be switched off. This whole scheme is just to make a quick buck for their operators - taxing the poor to fund the rich. Then they have the bare-faced cheek to offer us some of our money back with "community" benefits. And no, I'm not a NIMBY - I don't live near any of the proposed sites. graysie
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