Say NO to Giant Wind Turbines
West Coast Energy are in the process of submitting a planning application for the erection of ten 120 metre high wind turbines in the north of Tolpuddle Parish. Your Council of Management objects to these Turbines on the following grounds:
- The proposed masts would be erected in an environmentally sensitive area which is in the heart of Hardy’s Wessex.
- The masts would be erected on land which forms the central setting for his novel Two on a Tower.
- The masts will be adjacent to a scheduled ancient monument – Rings Hill Speer (Weatherby Castle).
- The masts will be clearly visible from much of Egdon Heath – the setting of a number of Hardy’s works, most particularly The Return of the Native.
- The masts will be clearly visible from Puddletown Parish – the setting of much of Hardy’s work, most particularly Far from the Madding Crowd.
- People visit West Dorset because of the relatively unspoilt countryside and the fact that Hardy described it so intimately in his fiction and poetry.
A wind farm at this site will just be another nail in the coffin for tourism in West Dorset.
Support the Thomas Hardy Society in objecting to this proposal – go to www.taint.org.uk for full details.