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Saturday's Rally Against Cranfield Turbines
Posted Tuesday, 24 June 2014 at 11:32



On Saturday, I attended a rally in Cranfield to add my support to local residents as they turned out to object to the proposed six turbine wind farm that FCC are planning to erect around this strong community and beautiful village.

When I arrived there were twenty or so cars at the proposed meeting place and, I have to say, my heart did sink a little.

Yet as Councillor Sue Clark and I walked out to the demonstration point we could hardly believe our eyes because, looking up the road, we saw hundreds of residents pouring towards us - far more than we could ever have hoped for.

Sue and her team had arranged for an airship to fly at the exact height and location of one of the turbines. This was a shock to many as the developer, FCC, in their planning PR and literature had depicted the turbines to be much smaller and further away than they actually are. The strength of feeling against the turbines is huge as it would totally blight and destroy the local environment for thousands of people.

On Saturday, Cranfield residents did what they do best, they united as a community against a monstrous proposal which has no foundation in green policy but is rooted in a desire by a big business to benefit from government subsidies. This is demonstrated by the fact that the turbines are not proposed to be in an area that would benefit from wind, but which is determined by geographical location and cost.

I cannot help but add at this point that the Liberal Democrats are 100% in support of wind turbine technology and would support this proposal.

If you feel you could support a demonstration on the day this proposal will be debated at Central Beds Council, please watch this space for further information.

Let's hope that along with other inappropriate developments proposed to alter forever our green haven of Mid Beds, we can also defeat this one.

 

 
 
 
 
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