Fresh criticism over wind farm proposal

Fresh criticism over wind farm proposal

Fresh criticism over wind farm proposal

First published in New Forest

CONTROVERSIAL plans for a £3 billion wind farm off the Hampshire coast are facing fresh criticism.

The organisation that runs the New Forest National Park has hit out at the visual impact of the proposed Navitus Bay project, part of which would be just 12 miles from the shore.

Members of the National Park Authority (NPA) said the 194 turbines would harm the character of the area.

As reported in the Daily Echo, the development would occupy a 60 square mile site west of the Isle of Wight and would produce enough electricity to power more than 700,000 homes.

A report to the NPA’s planning committee was told the wind farm would be visible from parts of the National Park.

It also raised concerns over an underground cable linking the farm with a National Grid sub-station in Dorset.

Committee chairman, Cllr Pat Wyeth, said the cable could create a “permanent scar” across the Forest while Cllr Maureen Holding warned it would have “a terrific impact”.

Members were told that lights would be attached to the 200-metre high turbines to make them visible to ships and aircraft in the dark.

But Daniel Bates of Navitus Bay Development Ltd said the company had sought to minimise the impact on the area “wherever possible”.

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2:42pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Some people need to get a life.
Try living without electricity for a week,then see if you're worried about a few windmills twelve miles distant.
Some people need to get a life. Try living without electricity for a week,then see if you're worried about a few windmills twelve miles distant. Positively4thStreet
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7:14pm Thu 17 Jul 14

The Wickham Man says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
Some people need to get a life.
Try living without electricity for a week,then see if you're worried about a few windmills twelve miles distant.
What a stupid comment. If I'm subsidising the owner with billions of taxpayers money I want something that produces electricity when it's needed, not when the wind happens to be blowing. If you want to rely on renewables it's you who would be living without electricity particularly in winter. Are you up for that? How about your elderly relatives? Dimwit.
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: Some people need to get a life. Try living without electricity for a week,then see if you're worried about a few windmills twelve miles distant.[/p][/quote]What a stupid comment. If I'm subsidising the owner with billions of taxpayers money I want something that produces electricity when it's needed, not when the wind happens to be blowing. If you want to rely on renewables it's you who would be living without electricity particularly in winter. Are you up for that? How about your elderly relatives? Dimwit. The Wickham Man
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8:46pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

The Wickham Man wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
Some people need to get a life.
Try living without electricity for a week,then see if you're worried about a few windmills twelve miles distant.
What a stupid comment. If I'm subsidising the owner with billions of taxpayers money I want something that produces electricity when it's needed, not when the wind happens to be blowing. If you want to rely on renewables it's you who would be living without electricity particularly in winter. Are you up for that? How about your elderly relatives? Dimwit.
You should just be very grateful that you are living in an age when we are lucky enough to have electricity available to us,and without which,today's society would very soon return to a very primitive existence,the consequences of which would be devastating to us all.
You should also be very grateful that there are alternative methods of providing this precious resource being developed,that will not be detrimental to the health and welfare of our descendants.
I guarantee that if you were to go without electricity for a week,you would be begging for a wind farm to be built at the bottom of your garden...dimwit.
[quote][p][bold]The Wickham Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: Some people need to get a life. Try living without electricity for a week,then see if you're worried about a few windmills twelve miles distant.[/p][/quote]What a stupid comment. If I'm subsidising the owner with billions of taxpayers money I want something that produces electricity when it's needed, not when the wind happens to be blowing. If you want to rely on renewables it's you who would be living without electricity particularly in winter. Are you up for that? How about your elderly relatives? Dimwit.[/p][/quote]You should just be very grateful that you are living in an age when we are lucky enough to have electricity available to us,and without which,today's society would very soon return to a very primitive existence,the consequences of which would be devastating to us all. You should also be very grateful that there are alternative methods of providing this precious resource being developed,that will not be detrimental to the health and welfare of our descendants. I guarantee that if you were to go without electricity for a week,you would be begging for a wind farm to be built at the bottom of your garden...dimwit. Positively4thStreet
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10:58pm Thu 17 Jul 14

The Wickham Man says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
The Wickham Man wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
Some people need to get a life.
Try living without electricity for a week,then see if you're worried about a few windmills twelve miles distant.
What a stupid comment. If I'm subsidising the owner with billions of taxpayers money I want something that produces electricity when it's needed, not when the wind happens to be blowing. If you want to rely on renewables it's you who would be living without electricity particularly in winter. Are you up for that? How about your elderly relatives? Dimwit.
You should just be very grateful that you are living in an age when we are lucky enough to have electricity available to us,and without which,today's society would very soon return to a very primitive existence,the consequences of which would be devastating to us all.
You should also be very grateful that there are alternative methods of providing this precious resource being developed,that will not be detrimental to the health and welfare of our descendants.
I guarantee that if you were to go without electricity for a week,you would be begging for a wind farm to be built at the bottom of your garden...dimwit.
I know a lot more about the supply of electricity than you. If I needed power and I need to maintain a standard of living I need to know when that electricity is available. The crazy thing is you live your life by these rules yet you are totally unable to equate the same standards to another situation. Try storing your food in a fridge that randomly switches itself off for days at a time witout warning. How much food would you store in it? Idiot. Oh yes, and hypocrite.
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Wickham Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: Some people need to get a life. Try living without electricity for a week,then see if you're worried about a few windmills twelve miles distant.[/p][/quote]What a stupid comment. If I'm subsidising the owner with billions of taxpayers money I want something that produces electricity when it's needed, not when the wind happens to be blowing. If you want to rely on renewables it's you who would be living without electricity particularly in winter. Are you up for that? How about your elderly relatives? Dimwit.[/p][/quote]You should just be very grateful that you are living in an age when we are lucky enough to have electricity available to us,and without which,today's society would very soon return to a very primitive existence,the consequences of which would be devastating to us all. You should also be very grateful that there are alternative methods of providing this precious resource being developed,that will not be detrimental to the health and welfare of our descendants. I guarantee that if you were to go without electricity for a week,you would be begging for a wind farm to be built at the bottom of your garden...dimwit.[/p][/quote]I know a lot more about the supply of electricity than you. If I needed power and I need to maintain a standard of living I need to know when that electricity is available. The crazy thing is you live your life by these rules yet you are totally unable to equate the same standards to another situation. Try storing your food in a fridge that randomly switches itself off for days at a time witout warning. How much food would you store in it? Idiot. Oh yes, and hypocrite. The Wickham Man
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11:40pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

The Wickham Man wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
The Wickham Man wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
Some people need to get a life.
Try living without electricity for a week,then see if you're worried about a few windmills twelve miles distant.
What a stupid comment. If I'm subsidising the owner with billions of taxpayers money I want something that produces electricity when it's needed, not when the wind happens to be blowing. If you want to rely on renewables it's you who would be living without electricity particularly in winter. Are you up for that? How about your elderly relatives? Dimwit.
You should just be very grateful that you are living in an age when we are lucky enough to have electricity available to us,and without which,today's society would very soon return to a very primitive existence,the consequences of which would be devastating to us all.
You should also be very grateful that there are alternative methods of providing this precious resource being developed,that will not be detrimental to the health and welfare of our descendants.
I guarantee that if you were to go without electricity for a week,you would be begging for a wind farm to be built at the bottom of your garden...dimwit.
I know a lot more about the supply of electricity than you. If I needed power and I need to maintain a standard of living I need to know when that electricity is available. The crazy thing is you live your life by these rules yet you are totally unable to equate the same standards to another situation. Try storing your food in a fridge that randomly switches itself off for days at a time witout warning. How much food would you store in it? Idiot. Oh yes, and hypocrite.
What on Earth are you talking about?
[quote][p][bold]The Wickham Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Wickham Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: Some people need to get a life. Try living without electricity for a week,then see if you're worried about a few windmills twelve miles distant.[/p][/quote]What a stupid comment. If I'm subsidising the owner with billions of taxpayers money I want something that produces electricity when it's needed, not when the wind happens to be blowing. If you want to rely on renewables it's you who would be living without electricity particularly in winter. Are you up for that? How about your elderly relatives? Dimwit.[/p][/quote]You should just be very grateful that you are living in an age when we are lucky enough to have electricity available to us,and without which,today's society would very soon return to a very primitive existence,the consequences of which would be devastating to us all. You should also be very grateful that there are alternative methods of providing this precious resource being developed,that will not be detrimental to the health and welfare of our descendants. I guarantee that if you were to go without electricity for a week,you would be begging for a wind farm to be built at the bottom of your garden...dimwit.[/p][/quote]I know a lot more about the supply of electricity than you. If I needed power and I need to maintain a standard of living I need to know when that electricity is available. The crazy thing is you live your life by these rules yet you are totally unable to equate the same standards to another situation. Try storing your food in a fridge that randomly switches itself off for days at a time witout warning. How much food would you store in it? Idiot. Oh yes, and hypocrite.[/p][/quote]What on Earth are you talking about? Positively4thStreet
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11:56pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
The Wickham Man wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
The Wickham Man wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
Some people need to get a life.
Try living without electricity for a week,then see if you're worried about a few windmills twelve miles distant.
What a stupid comment. If I'm subsidising the owner with billions of taxpayers money I want something that produces electricity when it's needed, not when the wind happens to be blowing. If you want to rely on renewables it's you who would be living without electricity particularly in winter. Are you up for that? How about your elderly relatives? Dimwit.
You should just be very grateful that you are living in an age when we are lucky enough to have electricity available to us,and without which,today's society would very soon return to a very primitive existence,the consequences of which would be devastating to us all.
You should also be very grateful that there are alternative methods of providing this precious resource being developed,that will not be detrimental to the health and welfare of our descendants.
I guarantee that if you were to go without electricity for a week,you would be begging for a wind farm to be built at the bottom of your garden...dimwit.
I know a lot more about the supply of electricity than you. If I needed power and I need to maintain a standard of living I need to know when that electricity is available. The crazy thing is you live your life by these rules yet you are totally unable to equate the same standards to another situation. Try storing your food in a fridge that randomly switches itself off for days at a time witout warning. How much food would you store in it? Idiot. Oh yes, and hypocrite.
What on Earth are you talking about?
PS..where did I say that we should rely entirely on renewable energy,and are you seriously suggesting that we don't have a responsibility to make provisions for a time when fossil fuels become too depleted and expensive,to be a viable resource for providing what is now,an essential life force in western society?
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Wickham Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Wickham Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: Some people need to get a life. Try living without electricity for a week,then see if you're worried about a few windmills twelve miles distant.[/p][/quote]What a stupid comment. If I'm subsidising the owner with billions of taxpayers money I want something that produces electricity when it's needed, not when the wind happens to be blowing. If you want to rely on renewables it's you who would be living without electricity particularly in winter. Are you up for that? How about your elderly relatives? Dimwit.[/p][/quote]You should just be very grateful that you are living in an age when we are lucky enough to have electricity available to us,and without which,today's society would very soon return to a very primitive existence,the consequences of which would be devastating to us all. You should also be very grateful that there are alternative methods of providing this precious resource being developed,that will not be detrimental to the health and welfare of our descendants. I guarantee that if you were to go without electricity for a week,you would be begging for a wind farm to be built at the bottom of your garden...dimwit.[/p][/quote]I know a lot more about the supply of electricity than you. If I needed power and I need to maintain a standard of living I need to know when that electricity is available. The crazy thing is you live your life by these rules yet you are totally unable to equate the same standards to another situation. Try storing your food in a fridge that randomly switches itself off for days at a time witout warning. How much food would you store in it? Idiot. Oh yes, and hypocrite.[/p][/quote]What on Earth are you talking about?[/p][/quote]PS..where did I say that we should rely entirely on renewable energy,and are you seriously suggesting that we don't have a responsibility to make provisions for a time when fossil fuels become too depleted and expensive,to be a viable resource for providing what is now,an essential life force in western society? Positively4thStreet
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