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Objectors say third wind farm will ruin quality of life  

Credit:  www.thisishullandeastriding.co.uk 4 November 2010 ~~

Alarmed residents in Holderness have told a planning inspector their quality of life will be ruined by seeing wind farms wherever they look.

Many of those living in Tunstall and Hilston told a public inquiry they will be surrounded by the 110m-high structures on all sides if an application by Energie Kontor for a three-turbine development is allowed.

A public session of the inquiry was held at Roos Memorial Hall this week, which allowed residents to have their say.

Two wind farms in the parish, at Tedder Hill and Sunderland Farm, have already been given the go ahead.

Tunstall resident Christine Midgley said: “Why do we have to be surrounded by wind farms?

“Many of us will have a 360 degree view of the turbines.

“From my bedroom window I will see turbines, from my study I will see turbines, from my kitchen I will see turbines and from the lounge I will see them.

“The parish is shell-shocked by all this.”

Concerns were also raised about the impact on the grade one-listed Tunstall Church.

Warden Christine Dobson-Youngman said: “It is an active community church and many events take place there each year.

“The setting of the church would be disturbed and damaged by these turbines.

“It is an important place for people to visit and reflect or come to terms with loss.

“I am very worried about the future of the church.”

Manager of Withernsea Lighthouse Tony Simpson is concerned about tourism.

He said: “Tourism in the East Riding attracts £9m a year and sustains.

“Other areas blighted by wind farms have seen up to a 25 per cent drop in tourists. We could lose 1,000 jobs because of these turbines.”

The Hilston and Tunstall Residents’ Association is battling the plans and has received support from 45 parish councils in the East Riding who represent 94,200 people.

Source:  www.thisishullandeastriding.co.uk 4 November 2010

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