[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Get weekly updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

News Watch Home

Tourism board chief voices wind farm opposition 


The local tourism board for Northumberland has come out strongly against windfarm development which could impact on Northumberland as a top holiday destination and has called for an urgent independent study.

The plea from Northumberland Tourism comes in the wake of a rush of renewable energy applications across the county. There are currently eight ‘live’ applications with another 17 in the pipeline ““ totalling nearly 300 turbines.

Campaigners said that plans for 24 turbines near Haltwhistle would be seen from the World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall

“Most people come here because of the wonderful natural environment and this is in danger of being blighted by so many windfarms,” said Northumberland Tourism Chairman Mike Parker.

Recent research by VisitScotland revealed that 38% of visitors said that windfarms “spoiled the scenery” and 26% said they would be less likely to visit an area if wind farms were developed. Tourism businesses said they must not be near areas of historic value, tourist spots, view points, wildlife areas and places of natural beauty.

“These are alarming findings,” said Mike Parker. “They show the potential damage they could cause. We want more visitors to come here ““ not less. We need the impact on tourism to be an integral part of the planning process.”

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


e-mail X FB LI TG TG Share

News Watch Home

Get the Facts
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.


Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook

Wind Watch on Linked In Wind Watch on Mastodon