Monday, 30 July 2007

Five Blots on the Landscape

This is not a representation of the site but does show the dominating size!

Did you know that there is a plan to ruin the view from St Margaret's? There is a proposal to site five wind turbines on the block of countryside between East and West Langdon and Pineham. These are enormous towers, 119 metres high, which is far higher than Big Ben and nearly as high as the London Eye. First, let me say that I am not a NIMBY person. Second, I am extremely concerned with what is happening to the global climate and mans' part in it. The problem is we are all being conned by the Government and big business, out to make a profit from the disaster that awaits us. This will not be a solution, it is the wrong answer to the real question. Wind farms are portrayed as the green salvation, they're not. When a balance is done on the energy used to make them, maintain them and then to decommission them (they last only 20-25 years) and taking into account that, so far, few have run for much more than 32% of the optimum time, they are a failure. You don't have to take what I say as definitive, these are quotes from people far more knowledgeable than me about wind farm projects:

Prof. David Bellamy (President Wildlife Trusts, broadcaster and environmental campaigner).
"Like many other people I now regard wind turbines as silver satanic mills. They ruin the beauty and tranquility of unspoilt landscapes and biodiverse habitats. Wind farms don't work - they ruin peoples' lives, destroy the countryside and harm wildlife. Wind farms are weapons of mass destruction".

Prof.Philip Stott (Emeritus Professor of Biogeography, University of London).
"Why are we considering for a moment the desecration of our historic landscape and countryside by these wind turbines? ...for a project that will have no predictable effect on climate".

Philip Merricks MBE
"When will taxpayers wake up to the realisation that they are funding developers to destroy UK landscape and wildlife".

John Kelly FIEE
"It is time this whole charade was recognised for what it is - the greatest scam since the South Sea Bubble".

Just to make things worse the local Parish Councils were left out of the consultative round by a forgetful Dover District Council. It's not too late though. There is still time to write to them and let them know that you object to the fact that the local parish councils weren't consulted (if you do) and ask for more time to be allotted. A personal delivery of the letter to the council would ensure it didn't get lost.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Prof. Bellamy doesn't agree with the global warming ideas either, and his reputation was damaged by his beliefs. I actually believe Mr Bellamy.