[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind turbine could ruin artists’ Wolds Mecca that inspired Hockney  

Credit:  Hull Daily Mail, www.thisishullandeastriding.co.uk 1 November 2011 ~~

The rolling fields and wide blue skies of the Wolds that inspired the likes of David Hockney have become a Mecca for artists.

But painter and tutor Tony Hogan, who has run art courses for the past 15 years in Kilham, believes the latest plans to install a 67-metre turbine in the heart of the Wolds could have a devastating impact on his business.

The owners of Horsewold Farm in Middleton-On-The-Wolds want to place the turbine on its land to power the business.

Mr Hogan is angry East Riding Council has recommended approval for the scheme ahead of Thursday’s planning committee meeting.

He said: “I am amazed the officers have recommended approval when this should be granted an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

“As a professional artist, I run a successful international art holiday business attracting those interested in painting the stunning scenery of this area. They come from all over the world to paint here.

“If these visually monstrous turbines are allowed it will effectively close my business, losing a valuable income source to the area.

“Not only will this bring loss of earnings for myself and my family, but also the many local B&Bs and shops where food and materials are bought.”

Mr Hogan’s paintings also help attract tourism to the area.

He said: “Next year and through 2013, I have been commissioned to paint a view of this area through the four seasons for a national art magazine to show the natural beauty of it.

“How can this be reconciled with the obtrusive objects proposed destroying the natural line and flow of the landscape?

“I am convinced no such proposal would be considered near Flatford Mill, where Constable painted his famous works.”

Source:  Hull Daily Mail, www.thisishullandeastriding.co.uk 1 November 2011

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

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.