“I am opposed to this planned development on a number of grounds. Firstly, it is expensive and inefficient – green subsidies raise energy prices and it is has been proven that they are causing fuel poverty.
Furthermore, recent studies have indicated that emissions savings achieved by wind power, after allowing for the necessary conventional back-up, are somewhere between trivial and zero.
It is a proven fact that wind farm performance declines rapidly in output year on year over ten to fifteen years.
If these reasons for my objection to the planned turbine weren’t enough; perhaps the most startling factor of all are the serious health impacts on susceptible local residents, and impacts (literally) on birds and bats, rare birds and raptors, migration routes.
When you take the obvious visual intrusion in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) into consideration, and the consequent knock-on effects on tourism; I cannot see any reason to support these blots on the landscape.”