|Molesworth Wind Farm Action Group|
|Say NO to the Molesworth Wind Farm - Bythorn, Molesworth, Keyston, Brington, Clopton, Old Weston, Titchmarsh, Catworth, Leighton Bromswold|
Grounds for Objection - Visual Impact
The size, scale and extent of the turbines would:
The proposed development site is a tranquil, rural, "green field", farming environment. The landscape comprises wide views punctuated by small villages, church towers, trees and some woodland. A valued aspect of the landscape is the wide skies with spectacular cloudscapes and sunsets.
Into this particular landscape, RWE npower propose to insert six identical, angular metal structures up to 126m tall. That is 17m (50 feet) taller than the Apollo/Saturn V Rocket that sent man to the moon (110m) or the dome of St Paul's Cathedral (108m) and around three times as tall as the wind turbine at Wood Green Animal Shelter (43m).
Combined with their height, the angular, metallic, identical nature of the turbines would be completely at odds with the landscape described above. The character of the landscape would be destroyed.
The report "Wind Turbine Development in Huntingdonshire" commissioned by Huntingdonshire District Council in March 2005, whilst broadly favourable to a Small Scale Group of turbines, makes clear that in the Northern Wolds it is referring to a "small scale group of up to 5 turbines" [Page 81].
The follow up report "Supplementary Planning Document: Wind Power" published by HDC in 2006 state that the Northern Wolds has "capacity to accommodate a small scale group at the lower end of the range (up to 2 or 3 turbines)" [Page 32] but makes no mention of larger groups being acceptable in the Northern Wolds. Together these policy documents suggest that a proposal for 6 turbines would represents over development of the area.
"Wind Turbine Development in Huntingdonshire" also states that:
It also cautions against:
Contrary to policy it is likely that the wind farm will impact views of several local churches. For example:
Molesworth, Bythorn and Keyston are all conservation areas. Huntingdonshire District Council's Keyston Area Character Statement says:
"The wide panoramic views afforded out over the surrounding undulating open countryside from within the village serve to strengthen the village's intrinsic rural atmosphere." Local Planning Policy EN9 "Conservation Areas" should prevent development which would impair open spaces and important views into and out of conservation areas.
15 August 2018
Latest Planning DocumentsPlanning Reference: 1200967FUL
We have found 82 documents for the Environmental Statement!.
Photos from the turbinesIf you can see your house in these photos, you WILL see the turbines!
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