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Sites for 100ft wind turbines identified near Darwen

TWO potential sites for 100-foot wind turbines have been identified near Darwen.

A cross-party group made up of members of Blackburn with Darwen Council’s planning committee toured sites in a bid to establish where turbines would be acceptable within the borough.

After consideration, the group decided a site in Belmont and a site at Cadshaw Bridge would be suitable.

The first site was at the back of Belmont, in the dip between the village and Winter Hill.

A further site off Bolton Road at Cadshaw Bridge, heading out towards Egerton, was also identified.

A third side at Entwistle was looked at but was deemed unsuitable.

Sudell councillor Paul Browne, who sits on the planning committee and represented the Liberal Democrats on the working group, said the impact on nearby residents was the main focus.

He said: “At Belmont the people who would see any turbines would be in Chorley and Preston.

“Nobody in Blackburn with Darwen would be affected and it won’t interfere with TV reception.

“The same goes for Cadshaw Bridge as there are no homes nearby.

“I think these two sites would be ideal for wind turbines.

“These were the only two sites in the borough we felt would be suitable so if applications for turbines anywhere else are made I think they will be turned down.

“And we don’t want people having the same problems as those in Baxenden who have had problems with their TV reception.”

North Turton and Tockholes councillor Colin Rigby, whose area both of the sites fall within, said he thought there were better alternatives to wind turbines.

He said: “I am told all the time we need turbines and I can understand the requirement for them in some cases.

“But when it comes to these massive ones, I can’t believe they are an economic viability.

“A lot of the time they are on farm land, like the proposed one at Bull Hill that got refused, and the landowners are subsidised.

“That, to me, is the economy of the madhouse.”

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11:32am Sat 8 Dec 12

Cuttingsky says...

This is the future as other resources
are quickly running out. If two sites have been identified as suitable why not utilise both I say!
This is the future as other resources are quickly running out. If two sites have been identified as suitable why not utilise both I say! Cuttingsky
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6:16pm Sat 8 Dec 12

Angusam says...

Its a real shame that the beautiful countryside that we have in our area is scarred with these awful turbines.

No doubt they generate an eco friendly energy alternative, but why can't they be put out at sea, where the sea breeze would increase the output?.

The council argue that it is better than having to open a Nuclear power plant alternative and talk about the catastrophes of a nuclear disaster from one of these plants.

However I was only reading a few weeks ago that the Government had identified a potential site in North Wales for a Nuclear plant to be built by the Japanese, and lets face it if there was a disaster in the North Wales location, Darwen would be effected, due to our proximity so there is no substance in this arugment.
Its a real shame that the beautiful countryside that we have in our area is scarred with these awful turbines. No doubt they generate an eco friendly energy alternative, but why can't they be put out at sea, where the sea breeze would increase the output?. The council argue that it is better than having to open a Nuclear power plant alternative and talk about the catastrophes of a nuclear disaster from one of these plants. However I was only reading a few weeks ago that the Government had identified a potential site in North Wales for a Nuclear plant to be built by the Japanese, and lets face it if there was a disaster in the North Wales location, Darwen would be effected, due to our proximity so there is no substance in this arugment. Angusam
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1:18am Sun 9 Dec 12

english rose 1 says...

Angusam wrote:
Its a real shame that the beautiful countryside that we have in our area is scarred with these awful turbines.

No doubt they generate an eco friendly energy alternative, but why can't they be put out at sea, where the sea breeze would increase the output?.

The council argue that it is better than having to open a Nuclear power plant alternative and talk about the catastrophes of a nuclear disaster from one of these plants.

However I was only reading a few weeks ago that the Government had identified a potential site in North Wales for a Nuclear plant to be built by the Japanese, and lets face it if there was a disaster in the North Wales location, Darwen would be effected, due to our proximity so there is no substance in this arugment.
The Council has aid no such thing !
[quote][p][bold]Angusam[/bold] wrote: Its a real shame that the beautiful countryside that we have in our area is scarred with these awful turbines. No doubt they generate an eco friendly energy alternative, but why can't they be put out at sea, where the sea breeze would increase the output?. The council argue that it is better than having to open a Nuclear power plant alternative and talk about the catastrophes of a nuclear disaster from one of these plants. However I was only reading a few weeks ago that the Government had identified a potential site in North Wales for a Nuclear plant to be built by the Japanese, and lets face it if there was a disaster in the North Wales location, Darwen would be effected, due to our proximity so there is no substance in this arugment.[/p][/quote]The Council has aid no such thing ! english rose 1
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1:19am Sun 9 Dec 12

english rose 1 says...

*said*
*said* english rose 1
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12:41pm Sun 9 Dec 12

Angusam says...

english rose 1 wrote:
Angusam wrote:
Its a real shame that the beautiful countryside that we have in our area is scarred with these awful turbines.

No doubt they generate an eco friendly energy alternative, but why can't they be put out at sea, where the sea breeze would increase the output?.

The council argue that it is better than having to open a Nuclear power plant alternative and talk about the catastrophes of a nuclear disaster from one of these plants.

However I was only reading a few weeks ago that the Government had identified a potential site in North Wales for a Nuclear plant to be built by the Japanese, and lets face it if there was a disaster in the North Wales location, Darwen would be effected, due to our proximity so there is no substance in this arugment.
The Council has aid no such thing !
Take a read of the latest Darwen Life magazine that was posted through the door. I am sure that this has come from the council, if not then it is all noted in that magazine and there is reference to the dangers of using alternative energy sources such as Nuclear power plants, with reference to the North Wales proposal, see this link

http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/news/article-
2225160/Japanese-bui
ld-700m-UK-nuclear-p
ower-plants-Hitachi-
deal-provide-energy-
14m-homes-60-years.h
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[quote][p][bold]english rose 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angusam[/bold] wrote: Its a real shame that the beautiful countryside that we have in our area is scarred with these awful turbines. No doubt they generate an eco friendly energy alternative, but why can't they be put out at sea, where the sea breeze would increase the output?. The council argue that it is better than having to open a Nuclear power plant alternative and talk about the catastrophes of a nuclear disaster from one of these plants. However I was only reading a few weeks ago that the Government had identified a potential site in North Wales for a Nuclear plant to be built by the Japanese, and lets face it if there was a disaster in the North Wales location, Darwen would be effected, due to our proximity so there is no substance in this arugment.[/p][/quote]The Council has aid no such thing ![/p][/quote]Take a read of the latest Darwen Life magazine that was posted through the door. I am sure that this has come from the council, if not then it is all noted in that magazine and there is reference to the dangers of using alternative energy sources such as Nuclear power plants, with reference to the North Wales proposal, see this link http://www.dailymail .co.uk/news/article- 2225160/Japanese-bui ld-700m-UK-nuclear-p ower-plants-Hitachi- deal-provide-energy- 14m-homes-60-years.h tml Angusam
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4:47pm Sun 9 Dec 12

english rose 1 says...

No, the magazine has absolutely nothing to do with the Council Angusam.
*
I read that article too. Not sure who has published it, but it wasn't the Council.
No, the magazine has absolutely nothing to do with the Council Angusam. * I read that article too. Not sure who has published it, but it wasn't the Council. english rose 1
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