Blight on the landscape

I have just returned from a holiday on the Northumberland coast, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

So who on earth thought it was acceptable to permit 28 giant wind turbines to desecrate your lovely countryside?

I could even see them from Holy Island. What gross insensitivity.

Here in Northamptonshire an application to erect four turbines close to Lyveden New Bield, an important early 17th century house, has so far been successfully resisted by the National Trust, English Heritage and East Northants Council working together.

Perhaps we need more such partnerships to stop further blights on our landscape.

Also, what is more important for Northumberland, its tourism industry or making a minimal contribution to electricity generation?

Of course we have to safeguard the planet, but, in doing so, surely we should not be destroying the places that are truly beautiful.

Peter Rowe,

Church Street,