Write to fight wind farm application

VILLAGERS living in communities bordering a proposed wind farm are being urged to put pen to paper and oppose the application.

Wind Ventures have submitted applications to both Fenland and South Holland District Councils to build six turbines on land at Treading Field, Treading Drain at Tydd St Giles.

The site crosses the district councils’ boundary, which is why they have submitted two applications.

The Fenland application is seeking permission for four turbines, at 126 metres high, on land that runs between Tydd St Giles and Tydd St Mary villages.

While the application to South Holland is for two turbines of the same height on the same site.

Campaigners have been fighting the proposal for many months since news of Wind Ventures’ plans were first muted.

Fenrats - Fenland Residents Against Turbines - which has led the campaign is urging people to put pen to paper and write to both councils to air their opposition.

One of those opposing the scheme, John Lock, said the proposals will affect at least four villages: Tydd St Giles, Tydd St Mary, Sutton St Edmund and Parson Drove.

Mr Lock said the turbines would tower over the countryside and pointed out that the height of the turbines will be much higher than the Newton radar tower, which stands at 90 metres.

In fact he claims it is so high it will have to have lights on it to warn aircraft.

Mr Lock, who was among a group of Fenrats protesters who attended the recent public enquiry on the issue of wind turbines in Fenland, said it was essential that as many people as possible put pen to paper and wrote to both councils opposing the applications.

Fenland Council is aiming to determine the application by May 10.