[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Get weekly updates

when your community is targeted


RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Paypal

Donate via Stripe

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

“One turbine too many” 

Credit:  Bridlington Free Press | 12 December 2014 | www.bridlingtonfreepress.co.uk ~~

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council Strategic Planning Committee has unanimously refused an application by Yorkshire Water to build a 55 meter high wind turbine on its site at Haisthorpe.

The scheme was rejected on the grounds of the cumulative effect another turbine would have on the country landscape and the damage the turbine would do to the Heritage Assets in the area.

The application attracted a number of letters, including from the Parish Councils of Burton Agnes and Carnaby, all requesting the application be refused.

Detractors said the turbine would have been twice as tall as Flamborough Lighthouse which has a tower height of 26.5 metres.

Two ERYC ward Councillors, Jane Evison and Jonathan Owen, also spoke at the meeting in support of local opposition.

Councillor Evison said: “ here was no doubt in my mind that this application should be refused, the turbine is not small and is on an elevated site which would make it clearly visible and would have a detrimental impact on local attractions such as Haisthorpe Hall, Burton Agnes Hall and the Wolds Way.

“The area we are talking about relies heavily upon tourism and even now everywhere you look there are wind turbines to be seen, there are a number of windfarms in existence with even more that have gained planning approval.

“We have reached saturation point and must start thinking about protecting our Heritage.

“I am very pleased with the outcome and hope that if the applicant goes to appeal the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Planning Committee decision will be upheld.”

Councillor Owen said: “As one of the Ward Members I am very aware of the opposition there is to this application which I believe is justified.

“Tourism is an important issue to consider when judging the application but so is the quality of life of residents and I believe refusal is the right decision.

“Each planning application is judged and considered on its own merits and the Planning Committee members were all agreed that this was one wind turbine too many.”

Source:  Bridlington Free Press | 12 December 2014 | www.bridlingtonfreepress.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 educational 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 via Paypal
(via Paypal)
Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)


e-mail X FB LI TG TG Share

News Watch Home

Get the Facts
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.


Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook

Wind Watch on Linked In Wind Watch on Mastodon