[ 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

MP backs fight against Poppleton wind turbine  

Credit:  By Mark Stead | The Press | 3rd February 2013 | www.yorkpress.co.uk ~~

York residents fighting plans for a wind turbine on Green Belt land near their homes have won support from their local MP.

Plans for the 36.4-metre mast at Grange Farm, on Hodgson Lane in Upper Poppleton, were submitted to City of York Council before Christmas, and the authority could make a decision within weeks.

But the application has drawn more than 130 objections, and York Outer MP Julian Sturdy has now added his voice to the protesters’ campaign, questioning whether the community has been properly consulted.

In his letter to planning officials, Mr Sturdy said: “My constituents believe that if the application were granted permission, it would have the potential to adversely affect their lives, livelihoods and wellbeing.

“Due to the size and scale of the proposed turbine, and being located only 300 metres from housing, my constituents believe this will have a detrimental impact on their residential amenity. The potential noise levels could also have important implications on their health and wellbeing.”

Mr Sturdy said Poppleton residents believed the turbine would be “much too large”, would “blight views of the local landscape” and be an “infringement” on the Green Belt, adding there was “considerable concern” about public consultation.

The turbine would be 46 metres high at its blade-tip, three quarters of the height of York Minster’s Central Tower, but renewable energy company Earthmill Ltd, the agents for the scheme, say it would not be “oppressive” nor intrude on the surrounding landscape.

They say its impact would be reduced by nearby trees and said the scheme would provide renewable energy for the farm and help UK efforts to tackle climate change, which outweighed planning policies about Green Belt developments.

Poppleton resident Marjorie Collinson, one of the objectors, said she feared approving the turbine could set a precedent. Another, Ian Routledge, said it was “completely out of context” and Edith Parkin branded it “extremely overbearing and overpowering”.

Upper Poppleton Parish Council is also opposing the scheme, however the city council’s environment and conservation department has said it does not feel the turbine would harm wildlife or conservation in the area.

Source:  By Mark Stead | The Press | 3rd February 2013 | www.yorkpress.co.uk

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.