[ 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

Villagers resist bid to create ‘Turbine Heath’  

Credit:  Clacton and Frinton Gazette, www.clactonandfrintongazette.co.uk 12 May 2012 ~~

Angry villagers claim their homes are in danger of being surrounded by a spiralling number of wind turbines.

Work has already started on five giant windmills on the outskirts of Clacton.

German company Renerco is building the county’s first onshore windfarm at Earls Hall.

The controversial project sparked outrage when it was proposed six years ago and was turned down by Tendring Council.

Anti-turbine protestors set up STAPLE – South Tendring Action to Protect the Local Environment – to fight proposals for the 400ft-high structures.

But the wind farm was given the go-ahead by a planning inspector in 2009 after an appeal.

Work started in February.

Five more smaller turbines could also be build nearby in separate schemes.

Residents in the hamlet of Chisborn Heath say they are being surrounded.

One man, who asked not to be named, said: “You might as well call the area Turbine Heath.

“This will make ten turbines within a one-mile radius.

“I moved here two and a half years ago for a bit of peace and quiet in the countryside.

“Now it’s being ruined by all these turbines and I’m going to be surrounded by them.”

He added: “I’ve got nothing against green energy. I put solar panels up but they don’t make a noise and they don’t offend anyone.”

Source:  Clacton and Frinton Gazette, www.clactonandfrintongazette.co.uk 12 May 2012

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.