Wellow wind farm set to go to appeal

By Martin Neville

Saturday, November 17, 2012

 

THE developer behind West Wight wind farm plans, rejected by the Isle of Wight Council earlier this year, has said it will appeal next year.

Isle of Wight Council planners rejected proposals from Dorset-based renewables company, Infinergy, for five 100m turbines on farmland near Wellow and Thorley due to the adverse visual impact on the landscape and surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

After the plans were rejected, Infinergy said it intended to appeal within weeks. This week the company told the County Press it now anticipated lodging an appeal next year.

•Meanwhile, a further re-advertised application for a proposed 74-metre wind turbine in Betty Haunt Lane, Newport, was published yesterday (Friday).

Reporter: martinn@iwcpmail.co.uk

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by John Lovell

19th November 2012, at 10:49:19

When will people like J McA learn that firms like Infinergy are NOT interested in "Green" . Only in the vast short-term profit they can make from the enormous subsidies that are available due to the idiotic Government policy of trying to be the most Green administration in Europe. Crass stupidity.

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by neil jacks

18th November 2012, at 19:23:31

and view

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by neil jacks

18th November 2012, at 19:23:01

Just did some research ID is correct about the dutch and the solar option is more acceptable in terms efficiency of view, they are reletively silent too. however its always raining here so it wudna work, dam thought we had cracked this one

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by Don Prescott

18th November 2012, at 17:44:47

JMcA wrote "Ian Delaney suggests solar. Just do an Internet search for "Solar Farm". What do we find? More protests."

Like Mr. Charlton, WHY do you not do some RESEARCH before writing such garbage?
As of now, we have 37Mw of permitted solar projects, with another 11 Mw "in the pipeline".
If you bothered to get off your a**e and check, you will find that many of the NIMBYS that you refer to have actually SUPPORTED the existing AND the proposed solar farms.
So GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!

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by Mike Crowe

18th November 2012, at 16:55:16

Confusing
"" then I suggest we learn to use a little, or more as the case may be""

Use a little less or a lot less electricity

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by Mike Crowe

18th November 2012, at 16:46:03

"""This country needs to update its power generation portfolio, and update it quickly, to avoid power shortages in the near future"""

If the only answer is to put these carbunkles on the landscape and spoil what nature has given us, then I suggest we learn to use a little, or more as the case may be, of electricity. I have to be honest and say that I would rather have a Nuke Power Station in my back yard, which is already a built up area, than spoil our beautiful Island.

Who gave ANYBODY the right to spoil and deface what nature has given us? The urban and industrial sprawl has got to stop for the sake of our children and future generations

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by James McAdder

18th November 2012, at 16:27:22

What do I mean by NIMBYs?

People who are happy to use a service, the production of which is detrimental to someone else, as long as it does not affect them.

In this case the service is electricity. These people are happy to use electricity being generated by gas, coal or nuclear plants affecting someone else's view/health/safety, etc, as long as it isn't THEIRS!

This country needs to update its power generation portfolio, and update it quickly, to avoid power shortages in the near future. New power stations will have to be built and the building of these will adversely affect someone.

Ian Delaney suggests solar. Just do an Internet search for "Solar Farm". What do we find? More protests. More NIMBYs.

It wouldn't actually matter if wind power was provably the best and most efficient means of power generation and are the most beautiful constructions imaginable, the NIMBYs would still protests, and that is what makes them NIMBYs

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by Ian Delaney

18th November 2012, at 14:41:21

Why can't these developers invest in a solar energy. That source of power doesn't ruin the view for tens of miles around and is certainly newer tech and more reliable than the ageing wind turbine technology. Somebody needs to ask why Holland is decommisioning their old, expensive to run, innefficient wind turbines maybe?

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by Mike Crowe

18th November 2012, at 14:32:19

We have a beautiful Island.

Will someone who is in favour of windfarms please explain to me who gave you the right to spoit it with these obtrusive carbunkles?

What right have you to spoil my vista?

And no I don't live anywhere near the proposed sights, but I do like to get out and enjoy the view. Why should my pleasure be spoilt by your selfisness?

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by Don Prescott

18th November 2012, at 13:47:07

That should have read "near" not "hear" before some wiseacre gets out of shape!

Any views or opinions presented in the comments above are solely those of the author and do not represent those of the Isle of Wight County Press.

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