Developers fail to convince villagers
"If they go ahead it will cause serious devaluation of properties in the area. I understand that wind energy is probably going to be the thing of the future, but they are just too big for this area. I can't see that anyone in the local area is going to benefit from them apart from the greedy landowners."
January 17, 2006
by Hayley Beattie
in The Journal
Rural communities which could be surrounded by wind farms were yesterday given the opportunity to see the final draft of one of the proposals.
Representatives of Hexham-based Amec were in the Northumberland village of Kirkwhelpington to showcase its plans for 20 turbines at Ray Estate, near the village.
The application was submitted to the Department of Trade and Industry, as it exceeds 50MW, in December.
Yesterday was the start of a four-day public consultation by the company to allow members of the public to see the full Environmental Impact Assessment as well as montages of what the wind farm will... [continue via Web link]