The legacy of the Bronte sisters has seen off what campaigners say was a threat to the moors which inspired Wuthering Heights. Plans for a 15 metre high wind turbine - on countryside which Haworth overlooks - have been rejected, as Sally Simpson reports.
The brooding West Yorkshire countryside that inspired classics such as Wuthering Heights has been protected from plans for more turbines because of the importance of the famous sister writers.
It is believed to be the first time the literary significance of an area has been put before the need for green energy. Bradford Council has rejected plans for a 15m turbine at Hardnaze Farm, Oxenhope, Keighley, less than two miles from Haworth, where Emily, Charlotte and Anne Bronte grew up.
Councillors ruled the scheme would do little to boost renewable energy– while creating a blot on Bronte Country.
Controversial plans to redevelop a windfarm overlooking the famous Bronte moors have been given the go ahead.
Nine new turbines at Ovenden Moor near Halifax will double the output of the existing site, but objectors say they are so tall, they'll be seen as far as 20 miles away in Skipton.