Solar capital of Ceredigion
2:52pm Wednesday 16th October 2013 in News
BLAENPORTH is set to become the solar capital of Ceredigion after it was revealed that two more plans for solar farms are in the pipeline.
A scheme for a massive 40-acre farm with 24,000 panels at Llwyn Du is currently before Ceredigion planners with a site inspection due to be carried out next month.
But this week community councillors were told that there were two more smaller solar projects in the pipeline - one at Bowls Road and another at Pencnwc Farm, Blaenannerch.
Both schemes are waiting to see whether the giant Llwyn Du scheme gets the go-ahead.
LDA Design, the company behind the Pencnwc scheme, have asked to meet with community councillors to discuss the plans.
"If I look out of one window I'll be able to see the Llwyn Du panels and if I look out of another I will see the Bowls Road one," said local resident and community councillor June Allen.
"I don't think people realise the implications of this."
Local residents have already lodged objections against the Llwyn Du scheme.
A site meeting is being held at Llwyn Du towards the end of this month with a decision likely to be made at the December planning meeting.
Local county councillor Gethin James said that West Wales Airport had raised concerns over glint and glare from the panels and had asked for more information.
"If an airplane lands on my house who's paying?" asked Cllr Allen.
And she added: "It is not the solar farm we are against but the fact that it is 43 acres - 10 to 15 acres would be fine. But 24,000 panels - no."