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Bradford MP leads protest about lack of notification of wind turbine near Queensbury 

Credit:  By Rhys Thomas, T&A Reporter | Telegraph & Argus | 18th October 2013 | www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk ~~

A Bradford MP is leading the opposition to a 77-metre high wind turbine that he says could dominate Queensbury’s skyline from neighbouring Calderdale.

A planning application for a turbine at Swales Moor Mink Farm has been lodged by the Leo Group.

Gerry Sutcliffe (Lab, Bradford South) said: “I’m very concerned about the proposed wind turbine at Swales Moor. In particular, I don’t believe that many of the people in Queensbury who will be most affected by it will even be aware that a planning application has been submitted.

“Calderdale council only notified a small number of households and we’re talking about a 77-metre high turbine. While we need to encourage alternative energy technologies, there does have to be a balance struck with the quality of life of people living near them.”

Source:  By Rhys Thomas, T&A Reporter | Telegraph & Argus | 18th October 2013 | www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk

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