Acceptance of planning
application for UK's largest wind farm spells potential disaster for North
announcement that the Planning Inspectorate has accepted an
applicationfrom Channel Energy Ltd to build the UK's largest offshore
consisting of 240 700-foot turbines, off the North Devon coast, Steve
of campaign group Slay The Array said:
Devon is now in mortal danger.
of one in six North Devonians depend on the visitors who come here
fornature, tranquility and unspoilt views; a 10% fall in tourist numbers
couldcost the area £30m a year.
fish, birds and sea-mammals will be under threat, our fishermen out of work,
and our shipping lanes an accident waiting to happen. Lundy will cease to exist
as we know it.
face years of pile-driving, onshore construction and despoiling of the sea-bed,
to build a massive white elephant producing intermittent electricity at three
times the market cost.
this, in the second-best location for tidal power generation in the world!
everyone. We must fight this to the death."
For further information
contact Steve Crowther, www.slaythearray.com