District planning officers have recommended that Councillors approve the scheme for six 120m high turbines at Silton, near Gillingham and Shaftesbury, in Dorset. How much of this is down to belief in Government and EU targets which will do very little to reduce C02 emissions or provide a reliable supply of energy, while at the same time blighting some of the most beautiful countryside in England, described so perfectly in books like Tess of the D'Urbevilles? Hardy would be turning in his grave. Final decision at the Olive Bowl conference centre in Gillingham next Thursday at 10am.
This gives you an idea of the height of a 110m turbine, the Silton ones would be higher.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
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