[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Go to multi-category search »

LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Protesters object to wind turbines on moor  

Britain’s oldest national conservation body, the Open Spaces Society, has lodged an objection to plans to build nine 360ft high wind turbines on the edge of Exmoor, which it said would be a “blot on the landscape”.

The Open Spaces Society (OSS) has submitted an objection to North Devon District Council against the plan by npower renewables to build the turbines at Batsworthy Cross between South Molton and Tiverton.

Kate Ashbrook, the OSS’s general secretary, said the turbines would be visible for many miles and would spoil people’s enjoyment of the area.

“People’s quiet enjoyment of these lovely areas will be ruined by this gross intrusion on the landscape,” she said.

“The site is next to the lovely, ancient commons and open land of Haresdown, Knowstone and Rackenford Moors, where the public now has the right to walk, under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.”

She said that the site was close to the popular Two Moors Way long-distance path, which links the Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks.

“The turbines will no doubt have a detrimental effect on the economy of the area, which depends on tourism, because people will decide not to visit what has become an industrial landscape.”

westernmorningnews.co.uk

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 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 to query/wind-watch.org.

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

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

 Follow: