Calling on Government to put a stop on windfarms

Bill Short's photograph of wind turbines behind Dunstanburgh Castle.
Bill Short's photograph of wind turbines behind Dunstanburgh Castle.
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This picture shows the Middlemoor and Wandylaw turbines as they would be viewed off the coast at Dunstanburgh Castle.

It was taken by Bill Short, a windfarm campaigner, and comes as calls are made on Ministers to put an immedaite stop on any windfarm applications being approved in Northumberland.

The call has been made by the Northumberland and Newcastle Society, which states that the county already exceeds its targets for the national plan on windfarms.

Prime Minister David Cameron is quoted in The Daily Telegraph as saying ‘our countryside is one of the most precious things we have in Britain’ and ‘I would never sanction something that might ruin our landscapes and scenery’.

But Mr Short, from the Northumberland and Newcastle Society, said: “He has only got 16mw of wind energy in his county, we have 328mw.

“These windfarms, which together are larger than any other in England, have just been completed. Only now are we seeing the full effect rather than developers’ visualisation.

“The current application at Belford could be even worse for Bamburgh Castle and Lindisfarne.”