Wind farms banned from council land

NOT ALLOWED: Wind farms

NOT ALLOWED: Wind farms

First published in Hampshire Business

COUNTY chiefs have confirmed a blanket ban on wind farms on council land, despite strong protests from green campaigners.

They failed to persuade the Conservative-run county council to rethink the controversial new policy.

Tory council leader Cllr Ken Thornber rubberstamped the ban yesterday.

Environmentalists argued that it sent out a message that Hampshire did not support renewable energy, that wind farms created jobs and the income generated could help maintain frontline council services.

However Cllr Thornber said: “I take the view that while Hampshire should prosper it will not be at the cost of the environment.”

He said the ban did not mean the council had ruled out applications for individual turbines.

Liberal Democrat Cllr Adrian Collett, opposition spokesman for policy and resources, called for the council to produce evidence for the ban.

He said: “I find it very hard to believe that in a county the size of Hampshire there is nowhere suitable.”

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12:43pm Fri 25 Jan 13

southy says...

What are the green campaingers complaining about.
let them buy there own land and get wind turbines put up
What are the green campaingers complaining about. let them buy there own land and get wind turbines put up southy
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7:25pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Linesman says...

southy wrote:
What are the green campaingers complaining about.
let them buy there own land and get wind turbines put up
I imagine that the green campaigners are council taxpayers, and as such would have a stake in council owned land.

I know that you are in league with Ken Thornber, but I hope that he and his buddies get the big heave-ho next time.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: What are the green campaingers complaining about. let them buy there own land and get wind turbines put up[/p][/quote]I imagine that the green campaigners are council taxpayers, and as such would have a stake in council owned land. I know that you are in league with Ken Thornber, but I hope that he and his buddies get the big heave-ho next time. Linesman
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10:37pm Fri 25 Jan 13

geoff51 says...

Thankfully HCC has realised that Wind turbines are about as effective as a chocolate teapot in producing enogh electricity and are a bigger blot on the countryside than any pylon.
As for linesmans comment about the next election the conservatives have never lost control of Hampshire and probably never will, thank the Lord
Thankfully HCC has realised that Wind turbines are about as effective as a chocolate teapot in producing enogh electricity and are a bigger blot on the countryside than any pylon. As for linesmans comment about the next election the conservatives have never lost control of Hampshire and probably never will, thank the Lord geoff51
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