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Angry British councillor likens wind turbines to ‘breeding rabbits’.

Jordan Day — Ely News (UK) — January 3, 2014

Wind turbines have been likened to “breeding rabbits” by a councillor opposing plans in his constituency.

County and district Cllr Bill Hunt has spoken out over contentious proposals to build four wind turbines at Berry Fen – land which borders Aldreth and sits within a few miles of Haddenham and Sutton.

As previously reported, the firm behind the proposals is REG Windpower, which has numerous wind farms in the area, and the height of each turbine would be 130m if the scheme is approved.

But Cllr Hunt, who represents the Haddenham and Stretham wards, is urging planners at East Cambridgeshire District Council to refuse the application.

He said: “As a local man who was born and bred in Wilburton I love and cherish the big sky views we experience when looking over the fen landscape.

“I own an Anthony Day painting that captures this feeling of an ever-changing sky.

“I am appalled by the vandalism that is being proposed by the plan to erect four massive wind turbines very near Aldreth which will be twice the height of Ely Cathedral and visible for many, many miles.  Continue reading, here….


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2 Comments on “Angry British councillor likens wind turbines to ‘breeding rabbits’.”

  1. cornwallwindwatch February 3, 2014 at 1:41 pm #

    Reblogged this on Cornwall Wind Watch and commented:
    there’s no such thing as cumulative impact in Cornwall. The more the merrier as far as the council is concerned.

  2. Dougal Quixote February 3, 2014 at 1:42 pm #

    Reblogged this on windfarmaction.

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