Councillors blow cold over wind turbine plan

Published date: 12 February 2013 |
Published by: Robert Doman
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AN ELLESMERE councillor has described plans for a 75-metre high wind turbine near the town as “appalling” after the company behind it announced it will hold a public consultation in March.
The Seven Sisters Company plans to construct what they describe as ‘a medium-sized’ 500kw wind turbine project at Tetchill in a project which has already been presented to Shropshire Council’s principal planning officer.
But Councillor Ann Hartley, who is also the Deputy Leader at Shropshire Council, slammed the idea at last Monday’s meeting of Ellesmere Town Council and warned against giving the turbine the green light.
“I think it is absolutely appalling and not appropriate at all,” Cllr Hartley said.
“The noise of a smaller wind turbine already in Tetchill is absolutely horrendous.
“They are really intrusive and we need to be very careful about this,” she added..
Intech Clean Energy UK, acting on behalf of Seven Sisters, wrote to councillors in January to state their intention to inform people of the project and has said the date of a public meeting will be released later this month.
The plan is to construct one turbine on Ellesmere Road which would also have a rotor diameter of 55 metres.
Meanwhile, Cllr Ian Ward added: “I have not yet seen the plans for it, but I understand it could have a significant visual impact on the town.”


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