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Campaigns to stop wind farms disfiguring the nation’s historic battlefields  

Credit:  The Telegraph, www.telegraph.co.uk 5 January 2012 ~~

Cllr Chris Millar and Chris Heaton- Harris MP (Letters, December 31) are fighting against six wind turbines which will disfigure the historic site of the Civil War battlefield at Naseby.

In Mid Wales, 64 of these monsters will desecrate the beauty of Pumlumon Fawr and the site of the Battle of Hyddgen, where in 1401 Owain Glyndwr defeated an English army despite being heavily outnumbered.

Some restraint must be put on these dictatorial energy developers and their acolytes, whose aim is to cover the whole of Wales with turbines, and all for such pathetic amounts of intermittent energy.

David Bellamy
Aberedw, Radnorshire

SIR – I live in Haselbech, a small, pretty and as yet unspoilt village adjacent to the proposed Kelmarsh wind farm. We have about 70 residents and raised more than £57,000 to be represented at the recent public inquiry in Daventry, at which Eon appealed against Daventry council’s decision not to allow the development of this wind farm.

Of course, our village and other surrounding villages will suffer from this development, but this beautiful piece of countryside has the Naseby battlefield site on one side and the Grade I-listed Kelmarsh Hall on the other.

The outrageous decision to allow a wind farm overlooking these sites makes a nonsense of the Prime Minister’s promise to protect our heritage and give local people a say in what happens to our countryside. We feel utterly let down and wonder why we bothered; from the start it was not a level playing field.

Peter Flory
Haselbech, Northamptonshire

Source:  The Telegraph, www.telegraph.co.uk 5 January 2012

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