[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

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

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Battle lines are drawn over wind mast plan  

Credit:  Melton Times | 08/08/2013 | www.meltontimes.co.uk ~~

Villagers are fighting plans to build a 259-feet high wind turbine on farm land between Holwell and Long Clawson.

West Yorkshire-based firm Verbeia Renewables Ltd want to construct the mast on a site about one kilometre north west of Holwell and about four kilometres to the north of Melton.

It’s the latest in a string of wind turbine applications targeting the Melton borough which are currently at different stages in the planning process.

It’s understood residents have until the end of this month to register objections to the Holwell mast application with Melton Council.

Judith Putnam, clerk of Ab Kettleby Parish Council which covers villages including Holwell, said: “We will be opposing it. We’re still formulating the basis of our objections and we will be leafleting all parishioners to make them aware of this application so they can make up their own minds.”

Joe Orson, borough councillor for Old Dalby ward and county councillor for Asfordby division, said: “People have massive concerns that the countryside is just going to be eaten up by these alien features.

“I’ve had a number of emails from people sharing their concerns about this application because of the impact it will have on the surrounding countryside, including Holwell Nature Reserve. I’d urge all those with an interest to submit their comments to Melton Council as quickly as possible.”

Clawson, Hose and Harby Parish Council is due to discuss the application on August 26. A public meeting is also being arranged to get people’s views.

Verbeia Renewables say the proposed turbine development will be able to generate enough electricity to supply the equivalent of 270 homes a year and make a saving of between 457 and 1.051 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.

It says it will also create opportuntiities for local contractors to be involved in the scheme’s construction.

Source:  Melton Times | 08/08/2013 | www.meltontimes.co.uk

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

 Follow: