Micon's first in Britain

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Wind turbine manufacturer Micon is close to seeing its first wind farm in Britain after Carmarthen County Council gave the go ahead for six 600 kW Micon turbines at Parc Cynog near Pendine in south Wales. The site in Carmarthenshire is farmed by Mr and Mrs Evans who submitted the planning application with support from Micon. Councillors approved the plans by a narrow margin against the advice of their planning officers. But because of the project's location in a special landscape area, it still has one hurdle to clear. John Thomas from Carmarthenshire County Council's planning department explains that it needs to be registered for three weeks as a departure from the county's structure plan. Any representations will then be passed to the Secretary of State who will decide whether or not to call a planning inquiry.

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