Except of course it is no circus. Many will empathise with this but the Politicians will suggest that it is a temporary intrusion. One that can go on for two years! Now if that is temporary I am Donald Duck. What we have to remember is that this is nothing less than an extension to the Planning Blight that homes local to a wind farm will have experienced for the two to three years prior to the construction phase. We have stories from Lincolnshire and the Borders of the cavalcade of forty ton construction lorries pounding local roads to dust over months, making any quality of life impossible. Gardens become no play zones, washing lines redundant and a car wash a waste of money. As to the window cleaner, another casualty of the wind industry. For every job created by wind four are lost! The Shineldeckers describe flagmen positioned on their drive to prevent them using the road to go to work and thereby inconveniencing the contractors. They quickly realised a red flag was little protection from a speeding pickup! OK, you can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs but most people that have experienced the wind rampage will describe it as more like rape. When have we ever heard of a local resident been offered a nice holiday to make up for the inconvenience. Never. Somehow Wind has always been about Greed and threat. Consultations have little to do with consultations but about what they are going to do. No wonder they get so pished off when they get turned down on the rare occasion that happens. Vince Dale’s recent temper tantrum was evidence enough of that. What is a crumb of comfort is that more are being turned down day on day. Even those approved, or ‘guaranteed’ approval are sometimes the casualty of financial reality!
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