Torridge Wind Turbines - Good Green Energy or a Blot on the Landscape?

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By Hyperlocal | Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 08:31

Last week Torridge MP Geoffrey Cox met local anti-wind farm group Stop

Turbine Onshore Proliferation in Torridge (STOPIT).

The

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

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