Appeal To Be Heard Over Alaska Wind Farm
7:23am 27th September 2013
Campaigners fighting plans to put up four wind turbines near Wareham are taking their appeal to the High Court.
Purbeck District Council originally rejected the proposal for a wind farm at East Stoke, but that was overturned by a Government Planning Inspector.
Now a member of the Campaign to Protect Rural England is taking the fight to the Appeal Court.
They're worried about the height of the turbines and their proximity to a Dorset Scout Camp.
"Our battle has been going on since August 2007", said Terry Stewart from Dorset CPRE, "We are fighting to protect the Purbeck Area of Outstanding Beauty and the beautiful Dorset landscapes". Geoff Edwardes, Chairman of DART, explained that on the Continent no turbine was allowed within 1,500 metres of a house because of the turbine noise and visual impact. "Yet this proposed windfarm is within 500 metres of the Scouts' tent area that is used throughout the year. We produced a national medical expert who stated that turbine noise can damage human health".