Plans for a 34m high windturbine on a prominent coastal location have been given the go-ahead by Ceredigion planners.

The application at Brynonnen, Nanternis, New Quay, was deferred for a site meeting which despite atrocious weather was attended by scores of concerned local residents who opposed the plan.

Applicant Carwen Jones told the site meeting that the turbine would underpin the sustainability of the farm and benefit future generations.

Planning officers recommended that the application was turned down because of the impact on the landscape.

But members of this week's development control committee were generally in favour of the scheme.

"It won't affect tourism, this part of the county will still be beautiful," said Cllr Towyn Evans.

But Cllr Wynford Thomas said: "I'm concerned that Ceredigion is going to turn into one large windfarm."

Cllr Dafydd Edwards said: "I don't think we have got to the position where too many of them have got permission."