I THINK those who live in and enjoy the Breamish and Till Valleys should be aware of the proposed wind turbine to be built at New Bewick.
The turbine is to be 77.9m (255ft) high to the top of its sails which is nearly four times higher than the Angel of the North at 20m (65.5ft) high and five times higher than the shelter belt of mature trees that is supposedly screening it.
The impact on the landscape will be huge. The proposed site lies in a natural bowl with the National Park to the west, the Site of Special Scientific Interest of Beanley Moor to the south and the popular tourist routes of the Chillingham to Alnwick road, Ros Castle and the Hepburn road to the east.
If you feel, like I do, that the damage to the exceedingly beautiful landscape of this valley is unacceptable then I urge you to write to the planning office responsible with your objections:
Mr Andrew Simm
Northumberland County Council Planning Department
The proposal is due to be considered by the county council planning committee in the autumn.