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Opposition to windfarm plan

A petition against the wind turbines, which was available to all who visited the exhibition, was signed by over 90 per cent of everyone who attended.

I READ with great interest the public consultation supplement produced by npower. What took me by surprise was npower's take on its public exhibition at Kiln Pit Hill.

Npower uses the term 'ground swell of positive opinion' to describe the feedback received from the people who attended the exhibition. This is simply not true. npower issued an analysis of the responses from people who visited the exhibitions and according to its own statistics nearly 70 per cent of people who attended either were unconvinced or did not want a wind farm at Kiln Pit Hill.

A petition against the wind turbines, which was available to all who visited the exhibition, was signed by over 90 per cent of everyone who attended.

It is clear to me that the residents of our area have clearly expressed their opinion and told npower that they do not want wind turbines at Kiln Pit Hill. Clearly npower did not like this response and have devised another "consultation" campaign to get the public opinion it wants.



Wouldn't it be refreshing if npower debated the real issues such as how will the turbines effect the setting of the numerous listed buildings which are a stone's throw away from the proposed site; or how will the turbines... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

I READ with great interest the public consultation supplement produced by npower. What took me by surprise was npower's take on its public exhibition at Kiln Pit Hill.

Npower uses the term 'ground swell of positive opinion' to describe the feedback received from the people who attended the exhibition. This is simply not true. npower issued an analysis of the responses from people who visited the exhibitions and according to its own statistics nearly 70 per cent of people who attended either were unconvinced or did not want a wind farm at Kiln Pit Hill.

A petition against the wind turbines, which was available to all who visited the exhibition, was signed by over 90 per cent of everyone who attended.

It is clear to me that the residents of our area have clearly expressed their opinion and told npower that they do not want wind turbines at Kiln Pit Hill. Clearly npower did not like this response and have devised another "consultation" campaign to get the public opinion it wants.



Wouldn't it be refreshing if npower debated the real issues such as how will the turbines effect the setting of the numerous listed buildings which are a stone's throw away from the proposed site; or how will the turbines effect aircraft safety; or what will be the effect on local businesses when fewer people visit our area?

It is obvious that these real issues can not be addressed by npower, therefore it resorts to the usual rhetoric of denying all of the problems that are commonly associated with wind turbines in a series of "myths and facts".

Given that npower has so blatantly fabricated the truth about the outcome of its public exhibitions I'm left wondering if it is able to distinguish between fact and fiction?


Source: http://www.hexham-courant.c...

NOV 25 2005
https://www.windaction.org/posts/366-opposition-to-windfarm-plan
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