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Fear turbine will block village view  

No objections to a proposed wind turbine at a farm in Moulton Chapel will be submitted by the parish council.

A public meeting was held by Moulton Parish Council to give local residents the opportunity to discuss plans submitted by William Ravell to build a 74 metre high, 800kw wind turbine at Woodgate Farms.

Mr Ravell attended the meeting with two members of renewable energy provider Seren Energy to answer questions about the turbine, which will export power to the grid and offset energy costs on Mr Ravell’s farm.

About 15 members of the public attended the open forum at Moulton Chapel Primary School, with most reacting positively to the proposed development.

Mark Holgarth, of Westgate, said: “Surely looking at something like that wind turbine has got to be better than looking at the Spalding power station with the lights constantly shining every night and smoke bellowing out.”

Those in attendance heard from Seren Energy representatives Gareth Tucker and Steve Hack that with the nearest property 860 metres away from the planned site, the sound of the turbine would equate to no more than a quiet whisper.

Despite this there were a few people who took issue with the inefficiencies and the visual impact of the turbine.

Lincolnshire county councillor Eddy Poll said: “I have no problems with
wind energy apart from it being expensive and inefficient and if it was up to me you would never get another one of them being built in this country.

“Everywhere we look we can see turbines. We can see the Deeping St Nicholas turbines, the Gedney turbines and Spalding power station from here.

“We only have one uninterrupted view at the moment and there is going to be a turbine put there. There’s going to be a considerable visual impact on the village.”

It was not known how many of the 15 or so members of the public in attendance were from Moulton Chapel, something which Moulton Parish Council chairman Geoff Cooper took to mean that most in the area accept the turbine.

Speaking at the parish council meeting that followed the forum, he said: “You would have thought if there was a big negative feeling about the turbines then I am sure they would have turned up to object to it.”

By Adam Uren

Spalding Guardian

17 January 2008

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