Farmers want seven turbines dropped
The commissioners agreed the Marshalls would suffer significant adverse effects from the wind farm, but did not agree they should have a power of veto over the project. ...The Marshalls' lawyer said the appeal asks for the seven turbines closest to their property to be dropped from the project.
July 21, 2012
by Janine Rankin
in Manawatu Standard
Two appeals have been lodged with the Environment Court opposing the Puketoi wind-farm consents.
Mighty River Power was last month granted consents to build its 53-turbine wind farm east of Pahiatua.
Commissioners who heard the applications issued their decision with a raft of conditions designed to overcome the most serious objections to the project.
Tararua farmers Wayne and Christine Marshall, whose Towai Rd home would be dwarfed by seven 130-metre turbines, previously turned down an offer from Mighty River Power to buy them out.
They would live closer to turbines than any other New Zealanders without a financial interest in... [continue via Web link]