|Molesworth Wind Farm Action Group|
|Say NO to the Molesworth Wind Farm - Bythorn, Molesworth, Keyston, Brington, Clopton, Old Weston, Titchmarsh, Catworth, Leighton Bromswold|
A brief landscape history
Visual and other amenities
Effect on local roads
Subsidies for Wind Farm Developers
Noise & other health issues
Wildlife & Ecology
At the exhibition in Molesworth Village Hall (8/9 October 2010), several of us were assured by the developer that there is no significant wildlife in the area. They claim to have a survey to this effect, but this needs to be challenged and we need as much detail as we can get.
Birds & Bats
Great Crested Newts
A colony of this protected species exists at Moleswrth base and features in the MOD's Conservation Update brochure of Summer 2008.
Any loss of wildlife will detract from the amenity of people enjoying the countryside.
House Prices / Saleability
What happens next?
21 September 2017
Radio / TV
The BBC website contains a number of video clips from features related to wind farms - click here
BBC Radio 4 - Costing the Earth - 30th
For an interesting TV broadcast on the effects of wind turbines on local residents - especially the noise - see the LBV Television programme available on the Wadlow Windfarm website. [This is a large file. It may take a very long time to open - but is well worth listening to].
Web Pages / Articles
"Wind farms alone won't solve our problems" - CPRE
RSPB policy on wind farms
RICS commissioned report: What is the impact of wind farms on house prices?
in Denmark - Dr V C Mason (Sept 2007)
Perception and annoyance due to wind turbine noise - E Pedersena and K Persson Waye - J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 116, No. 6, December 2004 (PDF file)