Thursday, September 30, 2010

Save Berkeley Vale website

We were sent a link today to the Save Berkeley Vale website:

The planning application for 4 x 120 m turbines in the Berkeley Vale, Gloucestershire, has gone up on the Stroud District Council website - go to the campaign website to learn more about this proposal, and see montages showing what an impact these turbines would make on the area.

The group are holding an Exhibition in Stinchcombe Village Hall on Thursday September 30th (tonight) 6 - 9pm, Friday October 1st (6 - 9 pm) and Saturday October 2nd (2 - 6 pm).

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010


As photographer Don Brownlow found, after moving from North Devon to Northumberland, (see his page on the artistsagainstwindfarms website) you cannot escape wind turbines no matter where you move.
Friends who moved to Yorkshire recently (from a North Devon location within a mile of a turbine site) have sent details of a proposal for up to ten 125 metres high turbines at East Heslerton in the Yorkshire Wolds.

This is a link to the website being set up by protestors against this development:

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

A little further up the road

Here is another short clip from a walk taken in March in the area where the Fullabrook Down Wind Power Station is to be built. This clip was made when I was a little closer to Patsford.

You can find Patsford at this page on the Artists against wind farms website. There is also a link above the map to multimap, you have to switch to their OS version to see the hamlet named.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Before the turbines arrive

This video, embedded below, is the first of several video clips from a walk I took last March, up on the hills between Barnstaple and Ilfracombe. These hills will soon be turned into the Fullabrook Down Wind Power Station, so this is a "before" video. I have not made many videos, and I apologise for the many wobbles and poor sound quality, but even so I hope it, and the next two that will follow, will give you some idea of what this area is like. As I keep commenting on each of the videos, this is one of the quietest areas of North Devon: the roads are silent and empty, as you can see.
On the day, I had taken a bus up to Muddiford and Milltown, and then walked up past Marwood School to Gipsy Corner. This first video was made as I walked on towards Middle Marwood and Patsford, and the tree lined valley that you can see is the one that leads towards Whitehall. I was walking on towards the hamlet of Patsford, which will be ringed from above by giant turbines.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Who said the Danes loved wind turbines?


"State-owned energy firm Dong Energy has given up building more wind farms on Danish land, following protests from residents complaining about the noise the turbines make. It had been Dong and the government’s plan that 500 large turbines be built on land over the coming 10 years, as part of a large-scale national energy plan..."

Go to this page on to read more, in a story credited to the Copenhagen Post.