The majority of residents at The Herberts have objected to the proposal on the grounds that the houses would be double the size of the settlement, destroying its scale and character and harming the Special Landscape Area
The site is within the Cwrt-yr-Ala Basin Special Landscape Area
One resident wrote: "In summary, our principal objections are that the proposed siting and scale of the development would dominate and industrialise this part of the rural landscape, contrary to the purpose of its designation as a Special Landscape Area
and with very serious harm to our living conditions."
Planners recommended approval, saying the scheme would not unacceptably undermine the Special Landscape Area
and would be in line with Welsh Government renewable energy production policies.
It is for this reason that the local people of Denbigh have objected to the proposal as this special landscape area
belongs to us all, not the special few who can afford to avail themselves of the facilities Howell's wish to offer.
The council's reason for refusal was that: "This site is on high ground within a special landscape area
and the green belt.
Dismantling this shield to allow the development of such a large scale private commercial enterprise within the Park, when there is a far greater area of potential sites outside in wider Pembrokeshire, demonstrates to us that determined developers can now have their way in any outstanding environment and landscape area
protected for the public good.
Warwick District Council planning committee has objected to the scheme, backing eight residents who complained about the project in the River Avon Special Landscape Area
In the letter,r the company'ns' planner, r Brendan r Clarker , said: "TheT fact that the site is located in a Special Landscape Area
r isnota means for refusal on its own, w as identified in your decision to approver the application for a solar farm at Woden Park, Michaelston-Le-Pit, c also in a Special Landscape Are A a."