Wind turbine plans on display

Wind turbine plans on display

Wind turbine plans on display

First published in News

VILLAGERS will have a second chance to view controversial plans for the biggest windfarm in Hampshire.

Developer EDF Energy Renewables want to build up to 17 wind turbines on farmland at Bullington Cross, near Sutton Scotney.

The turbines would be up to 125m tall – making them some of the tallest structures in the county. However they would be capable of generating 34 MW of clean energy, enough to power 15,800 homes.

The plans will be on display in Victoria Hall on Saturday, September 29 between 2pm and 5pm.

Officials from the company have agreed to take part in a public question and answer session between 5pm and 6pm to be chaired by Iain Henderson, chairman of Wonston Parish Council.

Parish chiefs asked for a second exhibition after the first in Whitchurch last July was arranged at short notice and few locals were able to attend.

Mr Henderson said: “It is so more people can have a look at what EDF is proposing and have the opportunity to ask questions. Because time has moved on, I think people will have done some research into wind farms and be able to ask some searching questions.”

The parish council has expressed its initial concerns, including noise, impact on wildlife, the number and height of turbines. However it is waiting until after the exhibition and results of an environmental impact assessment before submitting a formal response to Winchester City Council.

Mr Henderson said the parish council needed to represent the views of parishioners and be fully informed of the facts before coming to a view.

Darren Cuming, development manager for EDF Energy Renewables, said the company will review feedback before finalising the scheme and submitting a planning application.

EDF hopes to start building work in September 2014.

Hampshire has few wind farms. The nearest at Kirton Farm, near Sparsholt, has three 18-metre tall turbines.

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6:21am Wed 19 Sep 12

MisterGrimsdale says...

errr and when the wind isn't blowing? How many homes will they power? I thnk the answer is zero.
errr and when the wind isn't blowing? How many homes will they power? I thnk the answer is zero. MisterGrimsdale
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6:40am Wed 19 Sep 12

downfader says...

MisterGrimsdale wrote:
errr and when the wind isn't blowing? How many homes will they power? I thnk the answer is zero.
..and another one who doesnt understand what offsetting is about. Go and play with your horse.
[quote][p][bold]MisterGrimsdale[/bold] wrote: errr and when the wind isn't blowing? How many homes will they power? I thnk the answer is zero.[/p][/quote]..and another one who doesnt understand what offsetting is about. Go and play with your horse. downfader
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6:50am Wed 19 Sep 12

loosehead says...

MisterGrimsdale wrote:
errr and when the wind isn't blowing? How many homes will they power? I thnk the answer is zero.
so they will have Solar power from the Solar Farm so they can both compliment each other
[quote][p][bold]MisterGrimsdale[/bold] wrote: errr and when the wind isn't blowing? How many homes will they power? I thnk the answer is zero.[/p][/quote]so they will have Solar power from the Solar Farm so they can both compliment each other loosehead
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7:17am Wed 19 Sep 12

Vonnie says...

MisterGrimsdale wrote:
errr and when the wind isn't blowing? How many homes will they power? I thnk the answer is zero.
Go to the exhibition and ask the question. I wonder if you will understand the answer.
[quote][p][bold]MisterGrimsdale[/bold] wrote: errr and when the wind isn't blowing? How many homes will they power? I thnk the answer is zero.[/p][/quote]Go to the exhibition and ask the question. I wonder if you will understand the answer. Vonnie
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7:33am Wed 19 Sep 12

hulla baloo says...

What an eyesore. How many other natural and places of beauty are planned to be ruined by these monstrosities.
What an eyesore. How many other natural and places of beauty are planned to be ruined by these monstrosities. hulla baloo
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9:29am Wed 19 Sep 12

elvisimo says...

hulla baloo wrote:
What an eyesore. How many other natural and places of beauty are planned to be ruined by these monstrosities.
yes what we need to be doing is burning more coal and building more nuclear power stations or maybe like N Power open a few more Gas power stations.

People need to get real and understand how the computer the are using to post on here and the kettle that they use to make their cup of teas are powered.
[quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: What an eyesore. How many other natural and places of beauty are planned to be ruined by these monstrosities.[/p][/quote]yes what we need to be doing is burning more coal and building more nuclear power stations or maybe like N Power open a few more Gas power stations. People need to get real and understand how the computer the are using to post on here and the kettle that they use to make their cup of teas are powered. elvisimo
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9:45am Wed 19 Sep 12

Beer Monster says...

I'm wondering when some solid investment is going to be made into using that natural resource that we can actually rely on off the coast. Especially poignant given the rising costs up north...

http://www.bbc.co.uk
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I'm wondering when some solid investment is going to be made into using that natural resource that we can actually rely on off the coast. Especially poignant given the rising costs up north... http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-scotland-sc otland-business-1962 8178 Beer Monster
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9:54am Wed 19 Sep 12

hulla baloo says...

elvisimo wrote:
hulla baloo wrote:
What an eyesore. How many other natural and places of beauty are planned to be ruined by these monstrosities.
yes what we need to be doing is burning more coal and building more nuclear power stations or maybe like N Power open a few more Gas power stations.

People need to get real and understand how the computer the are using to post on here and the kettle that they use to make their cup of teas are powered.
I dont have a problem with nuclear energy, and I do think technology is there to harness the power of the sea, which is always flowing. Surely there must be a way of doing this under the surface.
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: What an eyesore. How many other natural and places of beauty are planned to be ruined by these monstrosities.[/p][/quote]yes what we need to be doing is burning more coal and building more nuclear power stations or maybe like N Power open a few more Gas power stations. People need to get real and understand how the computer the are using to post on here and the kettle that they use to make their cup of teas are powered.[/p][/quote]I dont have a problem with nuclear energy, and I do think technology is there to harness the power of the sea, which is always flowing. Surely there must be a way of doing this under the surface. hulla baloo
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12:09pm Wed 19 Sep 12

Paramjit Bahia says...

Bit strange many want old wind mills restored because these were heritage, but object to the idea of producing energy through similar system.

Even President Bush had the sense to apperciate the potential of energy from wind. Under him as Governor of Texas it was very much encouraged. So I fail to see why intelligent people can't understand what even Bush could.
Bit strange many want old wind mills restored because these were heritage, but object to the idea of producing energy through similar system. Even President Bush had the sense to apperciate the potential of energy from wind. Under him as Governor of Texas it was very much encouraged. So I fail to see why intelligent people can't understand what even Bush could. Paramjit Bahia
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12:19pm Wed 19 Sep 12

hulla baloo says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Bit strange many want old wind mills restored because these were heritage, but object to the idea of producing energy through similar system.

Even President Bush had the sense to apperciate the potential of energy from wind. Under him as Governor of Texas it was very much encouraged. So I fail to see why intelligent people can't understand what even Bush could.
Look at the height, location, number of and design of the wind turbines against the windmills, not withstanding the heritage aspect, and you will see why the turbines are unpopular with many.
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: Bit strange many want old wind mills restored because these were heritage, but object to the idea of producing energy through similar system. Even President Bush had the sense to apperciate the potential of energy from wind. Under him as Governor of Texas it was very much encouraged. So I fail to see why intelligent people can't understand what even Bush could.[/p][/quote]Look at the height, location, number of and design of the wind turbines against the windmills, not withstanding the heritage aspect, and you will see why the turbines are unpopular with many. hulla baloo
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12:23pm Wed 19 Sep 12

loosehead says...

hulla baloo wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Bit strange many want old wind mills restored because these were heritage, but object to the idea of producing energy through similar system.

Even President Bush had the sense to apperciate the potential of energy from wind. Under him as Governor of Texas it was very much encouraged. So I fail to see why intelligent people can't understand what even Bush could.
Look at the height, location, number of and design of the wind turbines against the windmills, not withstanding the heritage aspect, and you will see why the turbines are unpopular with many.
Try watching country file on the BBC & you'll see that farmers grow crops or put animals out to pasture or chickens under these turbines so they aren't a waste of time.
Go to the EU & you'll see them everywhere & after a while you stop looking at them as the novelty has worn off & you notice the beautiful country side
[quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: Bit strange many want old wind mills restored because these were heritage, but object to the idea of producing energy through similar system. Even President Bush had the sense to apperciate the potential of energy from wind. Under him as Governor of Texas it was very much encouraged. So I fail to see why intelligent people can't understand what even Bush could.[/p][/quote]Look at the height, location, number of and design of the wind turbines against the windmills, not withstanding the heritage aspect, and you will see why the turbines are unpopular with many.[/p][/quote]Try watching country file on the BBC & you'll see that farmers grow crops or put animals out to pasture or chickens under these turbines so they aren't a waste of time. Go to the EU & you'll see them everywhere & after a while you stop looking at them as the novelty has worn off & you notice the beautiful country side loosehead
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8:50pm Wed 19 Sep 12

downfader says...

hulla baloo wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
hulla baloo wrote:
What an eyesore. How many other natural and places of beauty are planned to be ruined by these monstrosities.
yes what we need to be doing is burning more coal and building more nuclear power stations or maybe like N Power open a few more Gas power stations.

People need to get real and understand how the computer the are using to post on here and the kettle that they use to make their cup of teas are powered.
I dont have a problem with nuclear energy, and I do think technology is there to harness the power of the sea, which is always flowing. Surely there must be a way of doing this under the surface.
The technology isnt quite there for tidal or wave power. It also hasnt been utilised all that much due to the fear that it will interfere with shipping
[quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: What an eyesore. How many other natural and places of beauty are planned to be ruined by these monstrosities.[/p][/quote]yes what we need to be doing is burning more coal and building more nuclear power stations or maybe like N Power open a few more Gas power stations. People need to get real and understand how the computer the are using to post on here and the kettle that they use to make their cup of teas are powered.[/p][/quote]I dont have a problem with nuclear energy, and I do think technology is there to harness the power of the sea, which is always flowing. Surely there must be a way of doing this under the surface.[/p][/quote]The technology isnt quite there for tidal or wave power. It also hasnt been utilised all that much due to the fear that it will interfere with shipping downfader
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9:28pm Wed 19 Sep 12

loosehead says...

downfader wrote:
hulla baloo wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
hulla baloo wrote:
What an eyesore. How many other natural and places of beauty are planned to be ruined by these monstrosities.
yes what we need to be doing is burning more coal and building more nuclear power stations or maybe like N Power open a few more Gas power stations.

People need to get real and understand how the computer the are using to post on here and the kettle that they use to make their cup of teas are powered.
I dont have a problem with nuclear energy, and I do think technology is there to harness the power of the sea, which is always flowing. Surely there must be a way of doing this under the surface.
The technology isnt quite there for tidal or wave power. It also hasnt been utilised all that much due to the fear that it will interfere with shipping
the river Severn was going to be used but got stopped by surfers because of the once yearly rip tide?
We are world leaders at Wave & Tidal energy generators these are no threat to fish or marine life.
you wouldn't see them so the Nimby's couldn't complain about their view.
the style of Water mill that's been developed for our rivers has also been proven to be fish friendly it's just a case of someone investing & building them.
poole is but theirs is not the british style theirs comes from the continent so either we push ahead & use our technology or as with Wind & solar we lose out to the EU
[quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: What an eyesore. How many other natural and places of beauty are planned to be ruined by these monstrosities.[/p][/quote]yes what we need to be doing is burning more coal and building more nuclear power stations or maybe like N Power open a few more Gas power stations. People need to get real and understand how the computer the are using to post on here and the kettle that they use to make their cup of teas are powered.[/p][/quote]I dont have a problem with nuclear energy, and I do think technology is there to harness the power of the sea, which is always flowing. Surely there must be a way of doing this under the surface.[/p][/quote]The technology isnt quite there for tidal or wave power. It also hasnt been utilised all that much due to the fear that it will interfere with shipping[/p][/quote]the river Severn was going to be used but got stopped by surfers because of the once yearly rip tide? We are world leaders at Wave & Tidal energy generators these are no threat to fish or marine life. you wouldn't see them so the Nimby's couldn't complain about their view. the style of Water mill that's been developed for our rivers has also been proven to be fish friendly it's just a case of someone investing & building them. poole is but theirs is not the british style theirs comes from the continent so either we push ahead & use our technology or as with Wind & solar we lose out to the EU loosehead
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