Meeting will discuss planned 110m turbine

Essex County Standard: Meeting will discuss planned 110m turbine Meeting will discuss planned 110m turbine

A WIND turbine up to 110m tall could be built near Great Bentley.

Energy company RES wants to build the turbine on an area between Frating Abbey Farm Road and Plough Road, north west of Aingers Green.

The turbine would generate enough electricity to power 1,000 homes.

A public meeting to discuss the plans will be held next week.

Michelle Howley, a project manager for RES, said: “With gas prices continuing to rise and one fifth of our conventional power stations requiring replacement in the next few years, single-turbine wind projects like this one are an important part of our energymix.

“Not only will the renewable electricity generated contribute to the security of national energy supplies, it will also feed in to the local distribution network and could supply local homes and businesses.”

The company has said it hopes to submit a planning application to Tendring Council later this spring.

RES has sent letters to nearly 3,500 homes and businesses close to the site inviting them toameeting to take place in the Michael Wright Room at Great Bentley Village Hall, in Plough Road, on Tuesday, between 2pm and 8pm.

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8:23pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Laker1000 says...

This will be an absolute eyesore and a blight on the landscape. Not to
mention the affect it will have on all property values that are in the surrounding villages. A 350 ft high monstrosity. TDC. Act for your tax payers and reject this proposal. The only winners here are the landowners and the energy companies. Great Bentley, Aingers Green, Thorrington, Frating and Brightlingsea, prepare to defend your countryside and your property values.
This will be an absolute eyesore and a blight on the landscape. Not to mention the affect it will have on all property values that are in the surrounding villages. A 350 ft high monstrosity. TDC. Act for your tax payers and reject this proposal. The only winners here are the landowners and the energy companies. Great Bentley, Aingers Green, Thorrington, Frating and Brightlingsea, prepare to defend your countryside and your property values. Laker1000
  • Score: -2

12:19am Thu 6 Mar 14

Boris says...

Laker1000 wrote:
This will be an absolute eyesore and a blight on the landscape. Not to
mention the affect it will have on all property values that are in the surrounding villages. A 350 ft high monstrosity. TDC. Act for your tax payers and reject this proposal. The only winners here are the landowners and the energy companies. Great Bentley, Aingers Green, Thorrington, Frating and Brightlingsea, prepare to defend your countryside and your property values.
Laker1000, you are scaremongering, with your wild assertions. It is TDC's duty to approve wind turbine applications, subject of course to the usual safeguards
The winners will of course be all of us, who will benefit from the power supply. Surveys of villagers close to proposed wind farms in Essex have consistently shown large majorities in favour of having wind turbines near by. These have no effect either way on property values, and even if they did, we have to have them, because otherwise the lights will go out.
[quote][p][bold]Laker1000[/bold] wrote: This will be an absolute eyesore and a blight on the landscape. Not to mention the affect it will have on all property values that are in the surrounding villages. A 350 ft high monstrosity. TDC. Act for your tax payers and reject this proposal. The only winners here are the landowners and the energy companies. Great Bentley, Aingers Green, Thorrington, Frating and Brightlingsea, prepare to defend your countryside and your property values.[/p][/quote]Laker1000, you are scaremongering, with your wild assertions. It is TDC's duty to approve wind turbine applications, subject of course to the usual safeguards The winners will of course be all of us, who will benefit from the power supply. Surveys of villagers close to proposed wind farms in Essex have consistently shown large majorities in favour of having wind turbines near by. These have no effect either way on property values, and even if they did, we have to have them, because otherwise the lights will go out. Boris
  • Score: 6

7:29am Thu 6 Mar 14

Laker1000 says...

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7:58am Thu 6 Mar 14

Laker1000 says...

Put this into google...
property prices close to wind turbines
Put this into google... property prices close to wind turbines Laker1000
  • Score: -1

1:33pm Thu 6 Mar 14

driver4108 says...

i think they look quite nice to look at,would rather they built them close to my home than houses!!
i think they look quite nice to look at,would rather they built them close to my home than houses!! driver4108
  • Score: 4

3:38pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Scoot says...

Boris, it would be interesting to know if they did a survey now around Brightlingsea, Great Bentley, West Clacton, St Osyth how many people would vote in favour of Turbines. They are an absolute eyesore and as Laker said the only people to benefit are the farmer and the power company not the residents of villages close by. I wonder how long it will take to replace the environmental damage caused by the building of these turbines - trees about 100years old ripped up as well as hedgerows. I would hazard a guess that it will take longer to replace this damage than the lifetime of the turbine. Then you have to ask yourself about the carbon footprint of each turbine and how long it will take to pay it back. Parts if not all of these turbines are shipped from the Far east on ships burning tonnes of fuel each day polluting the atmosphere and they carry just a few turbines and not much more else..
Boris, it would be interesting to know if they did a survey now around Brightlingsea, Great Bentley, West Clacton, St Osyth how many people would vote in favour of Turbines. They are an absolute eyesore and as Laker said the only people to benefit are the farmer and the power company not the residents of villages close by. I wonder how long it will take to replace the environmental damage caused by the building of these turbines - trees about 100years old ripped up as well as hedgerows. I would hazard a guess that it will take longer to replace this damage than the lifetime of the turbine. Then you have to ask yourself about the carbon footprint of each turbine and how long it will take to pay it back. Parts if not all of these turbines are shipped from the Far east on ships burning tonnes of fuel each day polluting the atmosphere and they carry just a few turbines and not much more else.. Scoot
  • Score: -1

2:51am Fri 7 Mar 14

Boris says...

Scoot wrote:
Boris, it would be interesting to know if they did a survey now around Brightlingsea, Great Bentley, West Clacton, St Osyth how many people would vote in favour of Turbines. They are an absolute eyesore and as Laker said the only people to benefit are the farmer and the power company not the residents of villages close by. I wonder how long it will take to replace the environmental damage caused by the building of these turbines - trees about 100years old ripped up as well as hedgerows. I would hazard a guess that it will take longer to replace this damage than the lifetime of the turbine. Then you have to ask yourself about the carbon footprint of each turbine and how long it will take to pay it back. Parts if not all of these turbines are shipped from the Far east on ships burning tonnes of fuel each day polluting the atmosphere and they carry just a few turbines and not much more else..
Scoot, can you please give a few examples of mature trees and hedgerows being ripped out to make way for wind turbines? Is this perhaps another Daily Mail invention?
[quote][p][bold]Scoot[/bold] wrote: Boris, it would be interesting to know if they did a survey now around Brightlingsea, Great Bentley, West Clacton, St Osyth how many people would vote in favour of Turbines. They are an absolute eyesore and as Laker said the only people to benefit are the farmer and the power company not the residents of villages close by. I wonder how long it will take to replace the environmental damage caused by the building of these turbines - trees about 100years old ripped up as well as hedgerows. I would hazard a guess that it will take longer to replace this damage than the lifetime of the turbine. Then you have to ask yourself about the carbon footprint of each turbine and how long it will take to pay it back. Parts if not all of these turbines are shipped from the Far east on ships burning tonnes of fuel each day polluting the atmosphere and they carry just a few turbines and not much more else..[/p][/quote]Scoot, can you please give a few examples of mature trees and hedgerows being ripped out to make way for wind turbines? Is this perhaps another Daily Mail invention? Boris
  • Score: -1

11:53am Fri 7 Mar 14

Scoot says...

Boris - example 1. Corner of Clay lane and the B Road - Mature horse chestnut and bit of hedge taken out because the lorries carrying the turbines couldn't get round the corner. Example 2. Clay Lane - mature hedgerow ripped up to make entrance and also make it wide enough onto new track so the turbine lorries could turn.

There you go

These turbines aren't in airfix kit form they are prefabricated in large sections and in order for them to be delivered to rural locations the contractors demand that access is created.
Boris - example 1. Corner of Clay lane and the B Road - Mature horse chestnut and bit of hedge taken out because the lorries carrying the turbines couldn't get round the corner. Example 2. Clay Lane - mature hedgerow ripped up to make entrance and also make it wide enough onto new track so the turbine lorries could turn. There you go These turbines aren't in airfix kit form they are prefabricated in large sections and in order for them to be delivered to rural locations the contractors demand that access is created. Scoot
  • Score: 3

3:20am Sat 8 Mar 14

Boris says...

Scoot wrote:
Boris - example 1. Corner of Clay lane and the B Road - Mature horse chestnut and bit of hedge taken out because the lorries carrying the turbines couldn't get round the corner. Example 2. Clay Lane - mature hedgerow ripped up to make entrance and also make it wide enough onto new track so the turbine lorries could turn.

There you go

These turbines aren't in airfix kit form they are prefabricated in large sections and in order for them to be delivered to rural locations the contractors demand that access is created.
Thanks, Scoot. I agree it is deplorable that a century-old horse chestnut tree was cut down, also a length of hedgerow to allow the lorries to enter the site. But let's keep a sense of proportion. One tree, one stretch of hedge. And quite likely a similar toll for each of these sites. But it is not the wholesale devastation that you implied in your earlier post.
it would obviously make more sense to install full-scale wind farms, with numerous turbines on one site, rather than many more single wind turbines.
[quote][p][bold]Scoot[/bold] wrote: Boris - example 1. Corner of Clay lane and the B Road - Mature horse chestnut and bit of hedge taken out because the lorries carrying the turbines couldn't get round the corner. Example 2. Clay Lane - mature hedgerow ripped up to make entrance and also make it wide enough onto new track so the turbine lorries could turn. There you go These turbines aren't in airfix kit form they are prefabricated in large sections and in order for them to be delivered to rural locations the contractors demand that access is created.[/p][/quote]Thanks, Scoot. I agree it is deplorable that a century-old horse chestnut tree was cut down, also a length of hedgerow to allow the lorries to enter the site. But let's keep a sense of proportion. One tree, one stretch of hedge. And quite likely a similar toll for each of these sites. But it is not the wholesale devastation that you implied in your earlier post. it would obviously make more sense to install full-scale wind farms, with numerous turbines on one site, rather than many more single wind turbines. Boris
  • Score: -2

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