Need for a sensible debate
TOWN councillors have become quite vocal over the threat of huge wind turbines being erected on the edge of Royston. They believe that a planning application to erect a mast which will be used to collect details on wind speeds is the start of something wo
TOWN councillors have become quite vocal over the threat of huge wind turbines being erected on the edge of Royston.
They believe that a planning application to erect a mast which will be used to collect details on wind speeds is the start of something worse to come.
As can be seen from the computer-generated photographs in The Crow this week the appearance of huge wind turbines does dominated the scene.
As councillors said, such a development would have a major impact on the landscape.
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There is, as expected, much emotion in the words of councillors who see the arrival of a wind-testing mast as the beginning of the development of a wind farm.
And looking at the arguments so far, the site does seem unsuitable.
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There will probably be many discussions to come over the issue.
But there has to be sensible debate, and all the facts need to be placed before not just those making decisions, but those in the surrounding area who are seeing a threat to their beloved environment.