Protests over bid for four Todmorden wind turbines

Protests over bid for four Todmorden wind turbines

Protests over bid for four Todmorden wind turbines

First published in News

PLANS to put up four wind turbines in Todmorden have been met with anger.

Kelda Water Services wants to erect the turbines, which will measure between 110m and 125m, on land to the south west of Gorpley Reservoir, in Bacup Road.

But Calderdale Council has received several objections.

Resident Kieron Hardman said, in a note to the council: “I would hope planners consider the devastating effect it will impose on Todmorden.”

Rachel Jackson added: “Gorpley Reservoir, and the surrounding area, is one of outstanding natural beauty, and is also a conservation area.

“These wind turbines will have a dramatic impact on the environment visually, and also affect the wildlife and natural vegetation.

“Disruption to the area during construction will be unimaginable, and the landscape will be permanently ruined.”

Kelda Water Services (KWS) is a water and waste water contract operations company operating throughout the UK.

The company’s application will be considered by planning officers.

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2:10pm Mon 3 Mar 14

eastlancslad says...

According to this: http://www.telegraph
.co.uk/earth/energy/
windpower/10670115/W
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rethink.html
The subsidies avaliable are being scrapped, not before time, and the producers of 'green' power will have to compete with nuclear and gas power on an equal footing.
Do you think Kelda know...?
According to this: http://www.telegraph .co.uk/earth/energy/ windpower/10670115/W ind-farm-plans-in-ta tters-after-subsidy- rethink.html The subsidies avaliable are being scrapped, not before time, and the producers of 'green' power will have to compete with nuclear and gas power on an equal footing. Do you think Kelda know...? eastlancslad
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6:38pm Mon 3 Mar 14

phil kernot says...

And who' owns these company's your faithfull mps not filling there pockets are thay ,,,,
And who' owns these company's your faithfull mps not filling there pockets are thay ,,,, phil kernot
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5:47pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Moorland Trecker 99 says...

Don't worry Lancashire folks ! You can count on Calderdale planning officers to turn this down . I am sure they wont want the £40,000 a year that Kelda are offering them should they approve it . It dosent sound like a bribe to me ! Honest !!!!!
Don't worry Lancashire folks ! You can count on Calderdale planning officers to turn this down . I am sure they wont want the £40,000 a year that Kelda are offering them should they approve it . It dosent sound like a bribe to me ! Honest !!!!! Moorland Trecker 99
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