Torridge Wind Turbines - Good Green Energy or a Blot on the Landscape?
By Hyperlocal | Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 08:31
Last week Torridge MP Geoffrey Cox met local anti-wind farm group Stop
Wind Turbines for Torridge - Good or Bad?
Turbine Onshore Proliferation in Torridge (STOPIT).
group, residents and tourism business owners in the Meddon area near
Bradworthy and Hartland feel that they would be adversely affected by
the proposed construction of six 409 ft tall wind turbines just 1km
outside the village.
The MP was briefed on the developments of the opposition group. He was told that the majority of local residents are against the
application and are doing what they can to oppose it.
The group also presented the MP with copies of letters from both the
Ministry of Defence and the North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding
Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership which set out concerns about
the potential application for six giant wind turbines.
Geoffrey Cox said “It does seem as though the specific realities of
this potential wind turbine development would give rise to very grave
concerns, and I intend to monitor closely the progress of this
application. It seems to be more than usually inappropriate to develop
400ft tall turbines in a location immediately adjacent to an Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty”.
He continued “such an application in this particular area of Devon
would be likely not only to affect those living near to the turbines,
but also the trade of local pubs, guest houses and b&bs which rely
heavily upon tourists coming to the area for the unspoiled tranquillity
of our landscape”.
photo vax-o-matic via flickr