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Anti-Pylon groups re-‘BUTE’ statement by energy company 

BUTE ENERGY/Green GEN Cymru has thanked people for their contributions in consultation meetings. 

They are planning to run 27m high pylons over a 70 mile stretch through the outstandingly beautiful Towy Valley and past historic castles

A statement that residents and local action groups have described as ‘out of touch with reality’.

“Anyone who has been to the consultation meetings will have witnessed a total lack of support for Bute’s project,” says chair of Llandeilo Anti Pylon group Daljit Singh. 

“Reference to ‘some politicians’ and residents’ concerns and some people asking for ‘undergrounding’ do not reflect at all what went on in the heated consultations.”

 Group member Christoph Fischer said: “Visitors to the Urdd Eisteddfod in Llandovery can feel the strong local sentiment in the form of anti-pylon signs, banners and artefacts on their approach to the Maes.”

“For many visitors it could be the last time they see the beautiful Towy Valley unspoilt, including the very ground on which the Urdd Eisteddfod was held. Seeing the benefit of tourism for the area right now as clear as we ever will during this week of the Eisteddfod, the madness of the scheme becomes clearer than ever.”

The Llandovery’s Anti Pylon group has drawn parallels between the “ruining of this unmarked river valley by monster pylons” to Tryweryn, the town in North Wales flooded in 1965 to create the Llyn Celyn reservoir to provide water for Birmingham. 

Local resident Eirian Jones added: “Then, every Welsh MP voted against the project but local sentiment was overridden.”

“Our valley could be the next sacrifice of Welsh landscape, this time for the benefit of a Danish pension fund, against the will of local people.

Meanwhile, “Cofiwch Ddyfryn Tywi” T-shirts are selling well in the Eisteddfod and the Hay Festival.