Thursday, August 26, 2010
Denbrook Appeal lost.
Looking across the Denbrook valley towards Dartmoor, early one May morning
The above painting is one that I did following my walk round Devon's wind farm sites in 2006.
I could only try to do justice to the beauty of that view: beauty which may now be desecrated.
The appeal against a plan to put 9 giant turbines in a valley close to Dartmoor has been lost in the High Court. The fight has gone on for five years and included two Public Inquiries.
Is this the end of the battle? Will the tiny town of North Tawton (the setting for Jam and Jerusalem) now be dwarfed by these 110m (£90 feet) high monstrosities? Will the wonderful view of Dartmoor as seen when you walk down the Tarka Trail or the Two Moors Way towards Okehampton never be the same again?
Read more on the BBC website
or go to this website: www.denbrookvalley.co.uk/