[ 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

Overwhelmed by turbines  

Credit:  Hull Daily Mail | April 06, 2013 | www.thisishullandeastriding.co.uk ~~

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has been increasingly concerned about the targeting of the East Riding by wind turbine developers.

This particular form of renewable energy is blighting the landscape, despite the best efforts of East Riding Council.

Current government policy confusion encourages wind developers to make applications almost regardless of landscape impact or the suitability of the site.

The East Riding has been overwhelmed by the number of applications and CPRE Yorkshire and Humber is seeking support from local MPs to lobby the Government to develop a strategic plan-led approach that recognises landscape capacity, including the cumulative impact of onshore wind turbines.

We also want to see more power given to local authorities seeking to protect the landscape character through their local plans and in planning decisions and we will fully support East Riding Council in any efforts it makes to wrest back some control over local planning decisions on wind turbines.

Were we all being naive when we thought the Localism Act was intended to give local people more say over local planning decisions?

The proliferation of wind turbines across the area has increased calls by CPRE members for a major rethink by the Government on this particular form of renewable energy, which we all pay for in inflated energy bills, and has such a huge impact on the visual landscape.

David Rose,

Regional chairman of CPRE Yorkshire and the Humber.

Source:  Hull Daily Mail | April 06, 2013 | www.thisishullandeastriding.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.