Wind Turbine Between Ford and Dinton Refused.

January 18, 2013 by  
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Wind Turbine Between Ford and Dinton Refused.

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3:15pm 17th January 2013.

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Planners have refused permission to build a wind turbine between the villages of Ford and Dinton.

It would have been 101 metres high, but at a meeting today (Thurs) planners unanimously refused the application (2 abstained, 14 against).

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The lead singer of Spandau Ballet, Tony Hadley, is among homeowners in Ford, near Aylesbury, who opposed plans for a wind turbine in nearby Dinton.

Jeremy Elgin applied to Aylesbury Vale District Council with proposals, including a 75 metre mast (the blade tips would take the overall height to 101m) and blades which would create a circle of 53m in diametre.

Mr Elgin told us our demand for energy is a fact of life:

“Certainly in the Vale there’s going to be continued growth, the energy is going to have to come from somewhere. Either we have sources of local generation or we’re going to have to have more and more pylons bringing electricity in. These facilities that generate electricity will have to go somewhere.”

 
According to the data, a single turbine in Dinton could generate clean, renewable energy for up to 350 houses in the Vale.

But the move was opposed by some local householders.

Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley, who lives in Ford, near to the proposed site, says the impact on the countryside would be too great:

“I don’t think there’s anybody in the UK who’s not in favour of alternative power. But we’ve got to start to preserve some of our countryside. We’ve already got HS2 coming through here and that’s going to devastate swathes of countryside.”

 

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