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Say NO to Giant Wind Turbines

February 10, 2013

Category: Featured |

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:

  1. The proposed masts would be erected in an environmentally sensitive area which is in the heart of Hardy’s Wessex.
  2. The masts would be erected on land which forms the central setting for his novel Two on a Tower.
  3. The masts will be adjacent to a scheduled ancient monument – Rings Hill Speer (Weatherby Castle).
  4. 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.
  5. The masts will be clearly visible from Puddletown Parish – the setting of much of Hardy’s work, most particularly Far from the Madding Crowd.
  6. 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 for full details.


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