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Letter to the Nottingham Post on wind farms

Delivered by Jonathan Bullock on 22 February 2018

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To The Editor,

Dear Sir,

I read with interest your report detailing how protestors against a huge wind turbine in Woodborough suffered another legal defeat.

Their challenge to block proposals for the 67.6 metre high turbine fell at the hands of The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett, and Lords Justices Sales and Flaux.

It is the latest blow in a legal battle going back years.

The judgment found that the argument Gedling Borough Council was misled by one of its officers prior to granting permission for the scheme was wrong, so the appeal failed.

The real issue is windfarms themselves - these monstrous things are not just an eyesore, causing disturbance to those who live near, but that they are in fact extremely inefficient.

They only turn out any electric power for 30 per cent of the time and not on full power for more than a fraction of that.

If the wind is below a light breeze, or gets up to gale strength they do not produce anything at all.

The pubic is being misled. They are only going ahead because landowners receive enormous subsidies to have them on their land and in return for these ridiculous sums of money they have to do precisely nothing beyond signing a piece of paper.

 

 

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