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Villagers celebrate turbine blow

People living in the East Yorkshire village of Bempton are celebrating after plans for two wind turbine schemes have been dealt blows.

The plan for 20.3m high turbine on higher ground to the south of the village was withdraw after an objection by the Ministry of Defence.

This application had been made in the full knowledge that the host community in Bempton had clearly stated by the level of objections that they are not prepared to see their countryside views and character of this Flamborough Heritage Coast village significantly & detrimentally altered by the approval of additional turbines in and around the entrances to the villages.

– David Hinde, Village campaign group

The MoD also objected to building a 24.5m turbine within the Flamborough Heritage Coast Protection Area.

The community remains determined to protect our village,neighbouring villages and the Heritage Coast.Our combined team effort involving much time and energy and considerable expense has definitely made a difference in the continuing fight against the cash-fuelled turbine invasion.

– Alan Mclean, Bempton resident

Decision due on turbine plans

The Rudston Monolith is the tallest standing stone in England Credit: Calendar news

A decision is due later on proposals to build a 70 metre tall wind turbine in the village of Rudston near Driffield. Campaigners say it will ruin the ancient landscape, which has remained untouched for centuries.

The village boasts the birth and resting place of Yorkshire author Winifred Holtby and home to the Rudston Monolith - the tallest standing stone in England. But campaigners say all of this could be compromised because of plans to build a 70m tall wind turbine on the horizon.

The proposal was submitted by James Morley from WD Sellers and Sons, who wants an environmentally friendly way to power his farm.


Wind turbine plans for Flamborough are withdrawn

The coastline in Flamborough Credit: Calendar

Plans for a wind turbine in Flamborough which would have stood 34 metres high have been withdrawn after more than 650 objections were made by locals and visitors to the area.

The Ministry of Defence, Natural England and English Heritage also opposed the plan for Hartendale farm and within 250m of the cliffs, which they argued would interfere with RAF radars and damage local wildlife and coastal views.

People power over wind turbine plan

Protesters in Beverley against plans to build windturbines Credit: ITV, Yorkshire

People protesting against plans to build wind turbines along the East Yorkshire coastline have taken to the streets today. They gathered outside Beverely council offices to demonstrate against proposals.They say the plans for turbines would damage the Flamborough heritage coast.


Windturbine protest

Protesters have demonstrated outside a planning meeting this lunchtime in an attempt to protect the East Yorkshire coastline against wind turbines.

People living near the proposed site in Rudston say the plans for turbines more than a hundred feet high would damage the Flamborough heritage coast.

The campaign against the scheme is being backed by villagers from nearby Bempton, who successfully opposed similar plans earlier this year.