Wind farm freeze urged
over ‘desecration' fears
"My view is that there is now a case for a moratorium in the East Riding. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty and we are getting to the stage now where the number of wind farms is coming close to desecrating it."
August 11, 2012
in Yorkshire Post
Developers are targeting East Yorkshire as the country's prime location for onshore wind farms, new figures reveal as an MP called call for a "moratorium" on new turbines across the area.
Data released by the Government show the East Riding of Yorkshire has had the highest number of planning applications for large onshore wind developments in the whole of England over the past decade.
Attracted by the area's wide open spaces and relatively cheap land, developers have submitted 25 separate applications since 2002 for wind farms of over 10KW in size.
Most smaller, single-turbine developments are not included in the figures.
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