[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


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

News Watch Home

MP opposes wind farm  

Credit:  Sleaford Standard | 30 November 2013 | www.sleafordstandard.co.uk ~~

Sleaford and North Hykeham MP Stephen Phillips pressed ministers in the Commons on Monday on the proliferation of onshore wind farms citing the five turbines planned for Temple Hill, near Hough on the Hill.

Kris Hopkins, junior minister for Communities and Local Government, advised that new regulations were being introduced to ensure developers consult with local communities.

Mr Phillips said: “I do not support the construction of wind turbines where they do not have the support of local residents.

“The sheer weight of opinion against the proposals at Temple Hill has meant that I have formally objected.”

Last Tuesday, North Kesteven District Council’s planning sub-committee expressed its objections to the scheme by RWE Npower Renewables, on account of the amount of construction traffic that would affect the villagers of Stragglethorpe for 11 months, with 44 vehicle movements per day, and the affect the five 126.5m high turbines would have on views of St Helen’s Church at Brant Broughton.

Coun Geoff Whittle commented: “This would be a lasting sore on the countryside.”

Coun Richard Wright urged members to judge it against the alternative of a large power station, but the concerns will be passed on to South Kesteven District Council for it to decide upon the application.

Source:  Sleaford Standard | 30 November 2013 | www.sleafordstandard.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.



Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

National Wind Watch