[ 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

Lincolnshire wind turbines: Hope for Gayton campaigners  

Credit:  BBC News | 23 October 2013 | www.bbc.co.uk ~~

Campaigners who failed to stop plans for a Lincolnshire wind farm have said they hope to have the decision reviewed in light of new planning guidance.

In April, a government inspector gave the go-ahead for eight turbines at Gayton Le Marsh, near Louth.

The government has since said people would get a greater say in wind farm decisions particularly when it came to the protection of the landscape.

East Lindsey District Council said the guidance could make a difference.

‘Decimate views’

Craig Leyland, from the council, said he has written to the Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles.

He said: “The principle rejection of that [Gayton Le Marsh wind farm] scheme made by the district council planning authority and local residents was the harm caused to the landscape, so that’s why I’ve asked for a review.”

Developer Energiekontor’s application was initially turned down following protests including a march and a 377ft (115m) blimp being flown to demonstrate the height of the turbines.

But following an appeal, the firm was given the green light.

Cheryl Warwick, chair of Saltfleetby Parish Council, said the difference the turbines would make to the landscape was key to her objections.

She said: “We already have two wind farms in close proximity.

“If you’re looking from a number of viewpoints, in the [Lincolnshire] Wolds, it would decimate that view in terms of the size and range of how the turbines would be set.

“They are inappropriate for what is a beautiful part of the east coast.”

Building is due to start sometime in 2014.

Source:  BBC News | 23 October 2013 | www.bbc.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.