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So DEMOCRACY reigns in Michigan, Quebec and the UK — Not Ontario

(Editor’s note:  A petition signed by 100 local residents was enough to get the support of council and to halt the construction of an 80 foot high wind turbine.  80 measly feet!  That’s 1/6th the height of an average Ontario turbine.  WOW!  Makes me long for the good old days when we were under British rule. — Donna Q.)

This is Cornwall — May 9, 2012

Wind turbine bid is refused

THE contentious spread of wind turbines through the county has been halted in Nanstallon, with Cornwall Council rejecting a farmer’s bid to build an 80-foot-high structure near the Camel Trail.

Campaigners who opposed the planning application said they were thrilled by the decision to refuse consent, but admit their battle to block the wind turbine has split the local community.

The turbine bid has pitted neighbour against neighbour in the village, with a number of residents keen to support the application for Lower Boscarne Farm.

Cornwall planning councillors, meeting in Liskeard, turned down the turbine application on an eight to three vote, worried the structure would harm an Area of Great Landscape Value.

They had visited the area earlier to see for themselves how the turbine would affect the area.

The council received a petition signed by more than 100 residents opposing it, and they were supported by Cornwall councillor for the area, Mick Martin.

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