We are delighted to announce that this was rejected by the Cabinet on 17th December 2014.
Our Chairman, Tom Hill wrote to the Cabinet members and to read his letter CLICK HERE.
PfR have applied for permission to build a 130 metre wind turbine and associated infrastructure on land owned by the Aldous Family Trust, just south of Ipswich, known as PanningtonFarm. It would b ein the field adacent to the railway line, between Jimmy's Farm and Belstead villiage
Ipswich Borough Council had invited PfR to research the viability of turbines on thier land south of the Ipswich boundary and if possible to install three 130m wind tubines, called the Thorington Barn Scheme. Exhastive resarcha nd consideration of the objections of local residetns has convinced PfR that turbies on the COuncil land are not viable, but have turned their attention to the next field, privately owned by the Aldous family.
The proposed site is in the parish of Wherstead, but willa ffect the parishes of Belstead and Pinewood, including Thorington Park, and the Stoke Park area of Ipswich.
The scheme will comprise of:
One wind turbine, with a max overall height of 130m, and rotor span of 100m
Control Building and electricity substation
Transformer Kiosks and cablings from the turbines to the switch room
Crane Hardstanding areas next to the turbine
A temporary construction compound
A connection to the electricity grid, at the substation outside Tattingstone
Our principal objections relate to the quality of life in the areas surrounding the proposed turbines.
The main issues arise from the turbines being sited too close to the houses. These communities are very likely to suffer serious noise problems, and a dramatic adverse effect on their countryside surroundings.
These two aspects alone will damage property values, and make houses harder to sell throughout the area.
Experience throughout the country, and most particularly at Kessingland, leads us to believe that although wind farm developers reassure people that they can control the problems, they either cannot, or will not, and there is currently no government law to force them to.
The main grounds for objection are detailed under these headings:
Noise and health
For more information or to find out how you can help visit www.stopipswichturbines.com