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'Forest' of Wind Turbines Fear

FEARS Louth could become a 'forest' of wind turbines prompted town councillors to object to a plan to build the first one in the town. Nancy Stockwell wants to put up an eight metre high wind turbine in her back garden in Grimsby Road, Louth. But Coun Tony Lione said: "I'd hate to see in ten years time a forest of these things around the town. The neighbours will suffer with the noise."

FEARS Louth could become a 'forest' of wind turbines prompted town councillors to object to a plan to build the first one in the town.

Nancy Stockwell wants to put up an eight metre high wind turbine in her back garden in Grimsby Road, Louth.

But Coun Tony Lione said: "I'd hate to see in ten years time a forest of these things around the town. The neighbours will suffer with the noise."

Coun Gus Robertson agreed. He said: "This could be a noisy piece of kit."

Later, Mrs Stockwell told the Leader: "They are not that noisy."

She said her turbine would generate power for her home and any excess would go into the national grid.

She added: "Not many people are going to see it. It will be hidden by the house."

Not all councillors were against the proposal.

Coun Brian Burnett and Coun John Gains said they hoped it would be the first of many.

And Coun Adam Grist said: "It would be much better than a wind farm at Conisholme or anywhere else."

Mrs Stockwell said she first decided she wanted a turbine last winter when she could hardly stand in her garden because of the strong winds. Electricity prices were also on the rise.

She said: "I was a nurse in Africa for 20... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

FEARS Louth could become a 'forest' of wind turbines prompted town councillors to object to a plan to build the first one in the town.

Nancy Stockwell wants to put up an eight metre high wind turbine in her back garden in Grimsby Road, Louth.

But Coun Tony Lione said: "I'd hate to see in ten years time a forest of these things around the town. The neighbours will suffer with the noise."

Coun Gus Robertson agreed. He said: "This could be a noisy piece of kit."

Later, Mrs Stockwell told the Leader: "They are not that noisy."

She said her turbine would generate power for her home and any excess would go into the national grid.

She added: "Not many people are going to see it. It will be hidden by the house."

Not all councillors were against the proposal.

Coun Brian Burnett and Coun John Gains said they hoped it would be the first of many.

And Coun Adam Grist said: "It would be much better than a wind farm at Conisholme or anywhere else."

Mrs Stockwell said she first decided she wanted a turbine last winter when she could hardly stand in her garden because of the strong winds. Electricity prices were also on the rise.

She said: "I was a nurse in Africa for 20 years and I think we are so wasteful in this country."

 

 


Source: http://www.louthleader.co.u...

SEP 25 2006
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