Thursday, October 18, 2012

Small turbines and planning permission

"WORK has started on a controversial wind turbine development near Chulmleigh before being given the go-ahead by council planners"

Cornwall and Devon are being flooded with applications for single turbines. They may not be so large, but they too are changing our countryside and affecting people's lives. As local residents know to their cost, when you have a number of single turbines in your area you are living in a wind farm, yet because of the number of single applications it is far harder to mobilise opposition against each individual one.

This article in the North Devon Gazette highlights a case where the applicants have not even waited for consent before starting work.

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The area around Mounticombe Farm is a particularly quiet and beautiful one, and loved by many who live in the area for its peace and tranquility.