Wind turbine move in North Norfolk is disastrous

PUBLISHED: 13:24 13 March 2017 | UPDATED: 13:24 13 March 2017

Wind turbine move in North Norfolk is disastrous, says Godfrey Sayers. Picture: Chris Radburn

Wind turbine move in North Norfolk is disastrous, says Godfrey Sayers. Picture: Chris Radburn


Do you live in North Norfolk? Do you visit North Norfolk? If either of these is true then you will value it’s wonderful landscapes, wildlife and open skies, and will be appalled at what follows here.

An appeal against NNDC’s refusal for two wind turbines of 256ft and 216ft respectively at Pond Farm, Bodham has been allowed.

The location for these turbines is the highest point in north Norfolk. To say that this is a tragedy is an understatement.

These monsters will be visible from as far away as Wells and Burnham Overy and be dominant from many other points within the AONB.

From a non-professional point of view such a decision seems completely crazy, it flies in the face of common sense and clearly lacks any real understanding of the local or wider setting.

The local group called NOTTT who represent those directly impacted have fought long and hard against this scheme and must be broken hearted at this result, which from any rational expectation must be a shock. The consequences and precedent set by this decision do not bear thinking about.

However, we live in a democracy and there remain options that can be taken (albeit within a very short time frame) and it is to be hoped that NNDC, who have also resisted these giants will explore all of them.

If you love north Norfolk I beg you to rally in support of any initiatives that may emerge, be it NNDC, NOTTT or the Friends of North Norfolk.

Godfrey Sayers, Chairman Friend of North Norfolk, The Street, Wiveton.

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