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

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]

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!

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Turbine 'will harm countryside'  

A 70m (230ft) wind turbine planned for the Sussex Downs will harm a protected landscape, campaigners have claimed.

Glyndebourne Opera House has said the turbine will generate the equivalent of its entire annual electric consumption.

But Tom Oliver, from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), said the turbine would be “clearly visible from a great tract of the countryside”.

Campaigners, including the CPRE, are giving evidence on Wednesday at a public inquiry into the plans.

The six-day inquiry into the planned 850kw turbine on Mill Plain, between Ringmer and Lewes, is being held at the White Hart Hotel in Lewes.

‘Sad irony’

Mr Oliver said the turbine blades would disrupt the “magnificence” of the Downs and distract anyone seeking to find inspiration from the landscape.

He added: “There is growing consensus that the experience of tranquillity is beneficial to human health and well-being.”

He said: “It is a sad irony that Glyndebourne, which is rightly renowned for creating one kind of beauty, should care little that their scheme could deprive so many people of another precious experience.”

David Murray, from the Ramblers’ Association, said CPRE findings showed both the scale and location was inappropriate.

And Jacquetta Fewster, director of the South Downs Society, said people visited the area to get away from “rush and noise” and to take in “unspoilt views”.

“The challenge is to build renewable energy technology which doesn’t destroy the tranquillity and beauty we all cherish so much,” she said.

Officials at Glyndebourne have said the turbine forms part of their vision to cut carbon emissions by 71% and make the venue more environmentally sustainable.

Last week, veteran wildlife broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, 81, said he “greatly applauded” the move.

BBC News

5 March 2008

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

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

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter