The Roanoke County zoning amendment would place tighter restrictions on turbines
No company has formally applied to build such turbines -- which can be well more than 400 feet in height, visible for miles and most likely targeted for ridgelines. But Chicago-based Invenergy has announced plans for 18 on Poor Mountain and received Federal Aviation Administration approval for all but three.
July 12, 2011
by Mason Adams
in The Roanoke Times
The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors is ready to move forward on a zoning ordinance that would place tighter restrictions on large wind turbines.
The five supervisors agreed during a work session Tuesday to place amendments to the county zoning ordinance on the agenda for its next meeting, on July 26. A public hearing on the amendments is scheduled for Aug. 23.
In between the two meetings, supervisors hope to hammer out most of the details on how to regulate the construction of large-scale wind turbines that might be built in the county.
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