Public airing for nine more wind turbines

Residents take a look at the Ditchburn windfarm proposals at South Charlton Village Hall.
Residents take a look at the Ditchburn windfarm proposals at South Charlton Village Hall.
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Proposals for a nine-turbine windfarm next to an existing 28 turbines look set to face some strong opposition from campaigners.

Public exhibitions for the Ditchburn scheme, near Eglingham and North Charlton, were held on Tuesday night in South Charlton and last night in Eglingham.

Maps at the event showed that the proposed turbines would be located behind the Middlemoor and Wandylaw sites when looking from the coast or the north east.

One view expressed at the consultation was that extra turbines would not make much difference, but the opposition does not see it that way.

Resident David Biesterfield said: “This scheme is comprehensively misconceived.

“No one can accuse those opposing this scheme of nimbyism. We already have the largest operational windfarm in Northumberland and, we believe, in England.

“This area has already made an enormous contribution, Northumberland has contributed more than any other English county and it’s time for the county to stand up and to turn away these unwanted developments, subsidised so heavily at the taxpayers’ expense and bolstered by quite extraordinary levels of profit.”