Hunts councils should turn down wind turbine plan

I AM dismayed that St Ives Town Council has not objected to the wind turbine plan at St Ivo Outdoor Complex. Huntingdonshire District Council appears yet to decide but it looks like a done deal at a height of 25 metres, more than 200 metres from the neare

I AM dismayed that St Ives Town Council has not objected to the wind turbine plan at St Ivo Outdoor Complex.

Huntingdonshire District Council appears yet to decide but it looks like a done deal at a height of 25 metres, more than 200 metres from the nearest homes.

Well, it seems that they consider 200 metres more than enough distance. I expect those living nearest would say otherwise as the turbines will dominate their outlook and blight their properties.

Wind turbines should be positioned in remote areas such as the Fens or out at sea.


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Councils are quick to use the "environment, green and energy saving" cards but such proposals should not be at the detriment of local residents. We are entitled to live without the constant fear that some new scheme will come along and turn our worlds upside-down.

Councils should protect us from such issues and certainly not get involved with such proposals in urban areas.

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Why not erect these remotely, earn money from the national grid and use the income to subsidise the outdoor centre? I do not expect my town and district councils to act in this cavalier and gung-ho manner.

I do not live close enough to be much effected, but I feel deeply for those who live much nearer.

B R NORTON

Ansley Way

St Ives

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