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Turbines will be an ‘eyesore’ say opponents  

Credit:  Halifax courier | 22 July 2014 | www.halifaxcourier.co.uk ~~

Opponents to plans for three wind turbines on Swalesmoor Road say they will be an eyesore on the landscape.

The proposal has been put forward by the Leo Group, an environmental waste company, who have had two previous applications to build wind turbines on the site rejected.

They held a pre-planning public consultation last week and hope to submit the application to Calderdale Council by September.

Danny Sawrij, Leo Group managing director, said: “The problem of the limited power supply for Swalesmoor Farm has not gone away.

“We are proposing three smaller turbines on the site which we feel will have less impact on the surrounding area and still generate the power we need.”

Linda Riordan MP, who opposed the company’s previous application, said: “It might be a revised application but it doesn’t revise my opinion. This green and pleasant part of Halifax is not a suitable location for wind turbines.

“The local community is right to oppose this new application and they have my full support.”

David Witcher, planning officer with the Shibden Valley Society, said: “We are very concerned about this latest proposal.

“The Leo Group already generates far more green energy on their other locations than these turbines ever will, so we don’t see any sense, on environmental or any other grounds, in sacrificing the landscape here.”

A resident who lives across the road from where the turbines would be, who did not want to be identified, said: “Three 45 metre turbines will be an eyesore on the skyline for a huge proportion of the population of Calderdale.

“There would be a significant number of households 270 metres away from a 45m high turbine – should this be granted would this set a precedent for further turbines on this site?”

Source:  Halifax courier | 22 July 2014 | www.halifaxcourier.co.uk

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