Fears over creation of 'windmill city' at Oswaldtwistle

A PLAN to erect a wind turbine behind homes has been approved in spite of fears it will create a ‘windmill city’.

Installation of the 65ft tall monopole mast behind homes in Colliers Row, Oswaldtwistle, was rubber stamped by Hyndburn planning councillors yesterday.

However some fear the application would give the green light for similar bids, which would see wind turbines populating the green belt area of land.

It led to one ward councillor, Peter Britcliffe saying applications were creating a ‘windmill city’.

Oswaldtwistle councillor Doug Hayes, who is on the planning committee, said: “We may be setting a precedent allowing these turbines so close to properties.

“We could make a decision that affects the whole borough.”

Campaigners against the bid also submitted a 60-signature petition, and 47 objection letters, to Hyndburn Council.

Councillors voted to approve the application by Yorkshire-based EWH1 in line with officers’ recommendations.

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8:32pm Fri 22 Feb 13

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7:19pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Stop Backenders says...

They tell you that you can object to planning decision by sending in objection letters and petitions doesn’t this tell you that they make a mockery of a person’s right to a fair hearing when you see all these objections brushed to one side.
They are belittling the people that have taken the time and effort to speak out about these Turbines and it is wrong.
Not one councillor as got a clue who benefits from theses Wind Turbines so let me Let me do your research for you.
No one would dream of building these wind farms unless the Government had arranged to pay their developers a subsidy of 100 per cent on all the power they produce, paid for by all of us through a hidden charge on our electricity bills.
They are so unreliable— thanks to the wind’s constant vagaries — erratic action-weather that they are one of the most inefficient means of producing electricity ever devised plus the amount of energy and pollution used to get these to their beauty spot of residence is a disgrace so how can you say these are good for the green environment.
They tell you that you can object to planning decision by sending in objection letters and petitions doesn’t this tell you that they make a mockery of a person’s right to a fair hearing when you see all these objections brushed to one side. They are belittling the people that have taken the time and effort to speak out about these Turbines and it is wrong. Not one councillor as got a clue who benefits from theses Wind Turbines so let me Let me do your research for you. No one would dream of building these wind farms unless the Government had arranged to pay their developers a subsidy of 100 per cent on all the power they produce, paid for by all of us through a hidden charge on our electricity bills. They are so unreliable— thanks to the wind’s constant vagaries — erratic action-weather that they are one of the most inefficient means of producing electricity ever devised plus the amount of energy and pollution used to get these to their beauty spot of residence is a disgrace so how can you say these are good for the green environment. Stop Backenders

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