Bats put the wind up turbine plans
PLANS to build a wind turbine in the grounds of a school could be blown away by a colony of bats. ...In response to Mr Swain's comments at the meeting, a council officer said if there were any bats in the area, government environment department DEFRA could make an objection to the application.
August 30, 2007
in the Comet
PLANS to build a wind turbine in the grounds of a school could be blown away by a colony of bats.
Councillors at North Hertfordshire District Council's planning control committee meeting last Thursday voted in favour of plans by Hitchin Boys' School, in Grammar School Walk, to build a 12.45m high turbine near its border with Fishponds Road.
But before any work begins, a survey is to be carried out to determine whether any bats are present on the site.
At the meeting, former Hitchin councillor Jack Swain, of Fishponds Road, made a presentation to object to the proposed turbine.
He cited bats,... [continue via Web link]