As the old adage goes ‘there are none as blind as those who will not see’ and none more so than the misguided souls who say that wind turbines in Cornwall haven’t damaged the local economy.Naively they spout that they blend with the countryside, causing no eyesores. But this is precisely the point. In the main they are in settings with a landscape backdrop which admittedly masks their presence to some degree.
The Fullabrook turbines will be on the skyline and will stick out like a row of broken teeth!
There is also a significant difference in the sizes of the respective machines. In Cornwall the largest turbines are (only) 50m tall while most are around 30m. The Fullabrook monsters at 105m will be more than twice the size of anything in Cornwall!
If anyone has difficulty in relating to the size of the Fullabrook turbines, you need look no further than the television transmission mast at Huntshaw Cross. That is the scale of these industrial turbines and there will be no escape – even at night.
Because of their proximity to Chivenor airfield they will be lit up like Christmas trees during the hours of darkness.
How anyone can relish the prospect of such wholesale devastation of some of the most beautiful countryside in the South West is beyond any reasonable comprehension.
14 November 2007
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