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Flight hazard fear from turbines

WIND turbines near North Charlton would be a flight hazard, according to defence chiefs.

The Ministry of Defence has objected to plans for the wind farm at Middlemoor because it is too close to RAF Boulmer and would interfere with the line of sight, in radar terms, from the Brizlee Wood radar station.

A Defence Estates spokesmansaid turbines can sometimes produce ghost imaging on a radar, appear as an aircraft or can mask another aircraft in the sky.
He said: "They would create a real flight hazard."

Alnwick District Council was due to debate the Middlemoor proposals this week but the meeting was postponed to enable the DTI to obtain more information regarding environmental issues.

The spokesman added: "We have concerns about the proximity of this proposed wind farm to RAF Boulmer.
"Safety both in the air and on the ground is of paramount importance to us. We need to ensure there is no detrimental effect on the operations of RAF Boulmer."

The Ministry of Defence has objected to plans for the wind farm at Middlemoor because it is too close to RAF Boulmer and would interfere with the line of sight, in radar terms, from the Brizlee Wood radar station.

A Defence Estates spokesmansaid turbines can sometimes produce ghost imaging on a radar, appear as an aircraft or can mask another aircraft in the sky.
He said: "They would create a real flight hazard."

Alnwick District Council was due to debate the Middlemoor proposals this week but the meeting was postponed to enable the DTI to obtain more information regarding environmental issues.

The spokesman added: "We have concerns about the proximity of this proposed wind farm to RAF Boulmer.
"Safety both in the air and on the ground is of paramount importance to us. We need to ensure there is no detrimental effect on the operations of RAF Boulmer."


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MAR 9 2006
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