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Windmills could ruin 'dramatic landscape'  

The Open Spaces Society has added its weight to the campaign to prevent 410ft tall wind turbines being erected on Todmorden Moor.

The pressure group for common land believes they will be totally out of scale and visible from miles around.

“The turbines will have a severely detrimental effect on this dramatic landscape,” according to the society’s general secretary Kate Ashbrook.

Coronation Power is seeking planning approval from Calderdale Council for five turbines and an access road to seven others at Crook Hill, Rochdale.

“They are to be
sited on common land, which the public has the right to walk and ride over ““ the turbines will interfere with those rights and with people’s enjoyment of this wild, open landscape,” said Ms Ashbrook.

Among paths which cross Todmorden Moor are the Todmorden Centenary Way and the Calderdale Way.

“The wind turbines could severely reduce the value of the area for tourism just when nearby Hebden Bridge has been made a ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town.”

The Open Spaces Society, formerly the Commons, Open Spaces and Footpaths Preservation Society, is Britain’s oldest conservation body.

Coronation Power estimates the Todmorden Moor wind farm could contribute power sufficient for approximately 8,300 homes when it is running to full capacity ““ about 10 per cent of the Calderdale domestic consumption.

If planning consent is obtained, building work could begin in the second half of 2008.

By Michael Peel
Evening Courier


18 April 2007

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