Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Its's an Ill Wind

CONTROVERSIAL plans for a windfarm at East Langdon have been thrown out by the Planning Inspectorate.

The proposal by energy firm Ecotricity to build up to five 120-metre turbines near to homes in the countryside north of Dover was subjected to close scrutiny at a public inquiry earlier this year.

In his decision, published yesterday, the Inspector, Mr Lavender rejected the application despite acknowledging there is capacity for renewable energy generation in this part of Kent.

He said: "It does not represent a sensitive approach to exploitation of renewable energy resources in this particular area of countryside and therefore I refuse planning permission for it."

This weeks, and therefore as I've only just got under way, this years moth list reach the dizzy heights of five species after last nights catch.

The commonest species so far is the Hebrew Character, Orthosia gothica,

The least impressive is this rather dull Chestnut (Conistra vaccinii)

I've always though that the Oak Beauty (Biston strataria) is one of the most attractive of the early spring moths, most look like this one but there are some darker colour morphs that occasionally occur.

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