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Wind farm opposition

Campaigners opposed to the creation of more wind farms have welcomed comments from Tory energy minister John Hayes who said “enough is enough”.

Mr Hayes questioned why wind farms had been allowed to spread throughout the countryside and he called for an investigation into how effective turbines are.

Farmer Paul Stephens, who is battling plans to build a wind farm at East Heslerton near Malton, said he hoped the truth over the wind turbine ‘scam’ was finally being recognised.

Meanwhile, East Yorkshire MP Greg Knight is welcoming the chance for the public to have their say in a major consultation on wind turbines.

Mr Stephens said: “I have a feeling that the further we go into wind turbines the more that’s revealed.

“The whole thing is a great big scam. They don’t produce the energy they are supposed to produce and they need a lot of back-up.”

He also criticised the amount of money which went into subsiding wind farms built by foreign companies.

Government figures show East Yorkshire has had the highest number of planning applications for large onshore wind developments in England over the last 10 years, with 25 separate proposals being submitted since 2002.

Greg Knight MP said he welcomed the fact the Government was now consulting the public on the controversial wind farm issue.

He encouraged everyone to take part in the ongoing consultation by visiting www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/consultations/onwind_cfe/onwind_cfe.aspx