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Opposition to wind farms - Wind farm plans between Gilberdyke and Howden have met with local opposition.

"However, it has to be remembered that wind farms alter the landscape massively and are not a problem free solution, they generate noise and other environmental difficulties and should be sited as far away from settlements as possible."

Your Energy has applied to erect a measuring mast at Linton Farm in Balkholme with the long term plan to erect 16 125m (410ft) turbines to generate energy for up to 22,000 homes.

Gilberdyke Parish Council chairman Paul Robinson said: "In theory wind power as a renewable source of energy is a positive step in reducing global warming and I am in favour of this and have no problem with the principle.

"However, it has to be remembered that wind farms alter the landscape massively and are not a problem free solution, they generate noise and other environmental difficulties and should be sited as far away from settlements as possible."

Laxton resident Robert Tyrall raised concern about house prices: "As soon as planning for the measuring mast went in, property valuers in the area have devalued houses in Laxton alone by 30 per cent.

"The company involved will argue that this will recover in five years but a judge has recenty concluded in a case that this is misleading and prices only recover to a 20 per cent drop.

"Needless to say selling or remortgaging is now an impossibility."

MP David Davis added: "I am completely opposed to these windfarm proposals. Wind turbines are an eyesore, cause... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

Your Energy has applied to erect a measuring mast at Linton Farm in Balkholme with the long term plan to erect 16 125m (410ft) turbines to generate energy for up to 22,000 homes.

Gilberdyke Parish Council chairman Paul Robinson said: "In theory wind power as a renewable source of energy is a positive step in reducing global warming and I am in favour of this and have no problem with the principle.

"However, it has to be remembered that wind farms alter the landscape massively and are not a problem free solution, they generate noise and other environmental difficulties and should be sited as far away from settlements as possible."

Laxton resident Robert Tyrall raised concern about house prices: "As soon as planning for the measuring mast went in, property valuers in the area have devalued houses in Laxton alone by 30 per cent.

"The company involved will argue that this will recover in five years but a judge has recenty concluded in a case that this is misleading and prices only recover to a 20 per cent drop.

"Needless to say selling or remortgaging is now an impossibility."

MP David Davis added: "I am completely opposed to these windfarm proposals. Wind turbines are an eyesore, cause noise pollution and are a hazard to local birdlife.

"In addition, there is a risk that local property prices will be hit. I know that a number of constituents are very concerned about these plans.

"I can assure them that I will fight tooth and nail to ensure that they do not come to fruition."

The spokesman for Sixpenny Wood Wind Farm was not available for comment.


Source: http://www.gooletoday.co.uk...

FEB 17 2006
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