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Sir Peter fears countryside will be ‘mutilated by monstrosities’  

Credit:  Horncastle News, www.horncastlenews.co.uk/ 10 November 2010 ~~

Horncastle MP Sir Peter Tapsell thinks the countryside will be ‘mutilated by monstrosities’ if a wind farm is built at Baumber.

Renewable energy firm Enertrag UK wants to site eight turbines at Chase Farm and they defended their plans at a recent public inquiry in Minting Village Hall.

Sir Peter formed part of the opposition at the inquiry, and has said he will continue to fight to stop a wind farm being built here.

The 80-year-old Father of the House said: “These wind turbines will be taller than the spire of Lincoln Cathedral and I will be fighting tooth and nail to stop the countryside being mutilated by these monstrosities.

“It seems like everyday I receive another letter about various plans across the county.”

The 11-day public inquiry finished on October 22, and planning inspector David Rose needs to make a decision by January 7, 2011.

In the meantime, Baumber Wind Farm Action Group (BWAG), comprising of concerned residents, who were also representing at the inquiry, are hoping to highlight their concerns to Mr Rose when he visits some of their homes today, Wednesday, and tomorrow.

Depending on the weather, BWAG will also be flying two blimps to emphasize the turbines’ height to the inspector, from the Wispington side and the Baumber side.

As reported, even if the planning inspector said yes to Enertrag’s plans, the building could not start straight away.

This is because of new planning conditions agreed with the MOD, which means no work can begin until the technology is in place to ensure the safety of the RAF’s radar system.

Enertrag could be given between three to five years to find the suitable technology, which does not necessarily currently exist.

Source:  Horncastle News, www.horncastlenews.co.uk/ 10 November 2010

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