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Anger over lorries near houses

ANGRY residents have voiced their concerns over a planned five-turbine windfarm at Haverigg.

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I would rather have a wind turbine in every garden than a nuclear/biomass power plants. There are dangers in everything and it is the monitoring and maintainance that are the key. I would happily have a turbine on my land(if I had land). I would argue that turbines are an eyesore. I actually quite like them but even if I didn't I accept that they are a much less aggresive way of sourcing power on our already abused planet and complaining about them on an aesthetic level is laughable. Times have changed and people must learn to adapt.

Posted by Karen on 14 June 2012 at 06:35

the planning officer has missed the point not everyone is opposed to on shore or off shore carefully sited turbines this turbine is slap bang in the centre of a village where real people live. This is the point!

Posted by Deirdre on 21 May 2012 at 17:56

Just wait till we have enough of these turbines and watch the figures of accidents and incidents rise and rise and rosa as on other countries which are no saying NO

Posted by Tracy on 21 May 2012 at 17:17

At a public meeting in Newton a representative from the applicant ( Stank Farm) was asked if this application was to do with reducing the carbon footprint the reply was " No it's to do with the cost of our electricity" . I would take this to mean that the fact that everyone's electricity bill will go up to pay for the subsidies involved, does not matter to the applicant, neither is the desecration of a small quiet village which is being turned into an industrial eyesore!

Posted by Tracy on 19 May 2012 at 18:22

If 50,000,000 flying bats flew past a speeded up wind turbine, not 1 of them would be hit.The same reson why youve never reported a human, car etc being hit by one of the infamous Stank Flying Bats.

Posted by Allan Crook on 19 May 2012 at 12:19

Would you rather have a Biomass plant?

Posted by T on 19 May 2012 at 10:24

I think that an entire change of mindset is needed on this issue. Our reliance on fossil fuels has left us in a vulnerable position regarding our energy consumption. Fossil fuels are not viable for the future and we need to put new, ecologically sound alternatives in place NOW. I would personally be hemmed in on all sides by wind turbines than nuclear power stations/storage facilites. I live in Askam and regularly run the roads in the surrounding area including the ones that pass directly alongside turbines. I have never noticed a problem with noise even when directly beneath them. The view of the farm out at sea is stunning whether in daytime or when lit up at night. I for one feel priveliged to live in an area that can provide an environment for this kind of power provision. I see no downside to turbines. They harness natural energy, I do not find them aesthetically offensive...in fact I like them, I find them relaxing. The main problem here is a refusal from people to change their attitudes. The world is a very different place with very different needs and this means that new ideas and changes must be understood and accepted.

Posted by Karen on 19 May 2012 at 08:57

The dash for cash and politics, not saving the planet, are the driving forces behind wind energy.

Are you disillusioned by rising electricity prices, over dependence on the “green” dream [especially uneconomical and inefficient wind farms] and the destruction of our countryside then please object to the Government at


or by GOOGLING “E-PETITION 22958″ and following the link.

Please pass this message on to Councillors, members of your community and anyone else you know to persuade them to sign up too. If you are really concerned about wind turbines please write a letter promoting this petition to your local Newsletter and to the Editors of your local newspapers.

Posted by DAVID RAMSBOTHAM on 19 May 2012 at 08:06

I thought that bats were blind and flew by sonar?

Posted by pc on 18 May 2012 at 20:53

If it hadn't have been Bats,it would probably have been Newts or Toads.
Progress and jobs are an essential part of getting this country back on its feet.
Bats I believe would be to smart for rotating wind turbines.
Bats as I recall keep fairly close to buildings lower down or caves.
What about when this country had many wind Mills spread across the country.
Did they interfere with Bats. - No -the Bats kept breeding and learning to accept them.
Bats are here to stay regardless of public
objections,and using them, as an excuse for forward thinking.

Posted by dicky on 18 May 2012 at 17:33

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