The Gartree Wind Power Co-operative is being developed by Energy4All, a Cumbrian based organisation.
With all of our hopes and plans to reduce our carbon footprint, the planning application for a new wind farm should be well received. The new wind farm which has been proposed for Leicestershire is near the beautiful town of Market Harborough. This will boost the local economy and create new jobs. The country’s leading social enterprise promoting community ownership of renewable energy, Energy4All, are proposing to develop the wind energy project in partnership with the local community and landowner.
If you have a Facebook account then please join the ‘Yes To Gartree Wind Farm’ group to show your support or find out more information.
I am sorry to say that there is a group on Facebook called ‘Say No To Gartree Wind Farm’! It seems that some people are against this eco friendly project! They say ‘We dont want or need a wind farm near lubenham’ and ‘My biggest issue is what do they do when the wind doesn’t blow?? You end up having to have some backup source just in case!’. I can understand why some people dont love wind turbines as much as me and other wind junkies. But maybe they could change their perspective on wind turbines and see them as the beautiful structures that represent our love for our planet.
Unfortunately, the resistance to change has caused the Stop Gartree Action Group to try and show people what sort of impact the height of the turbines would have on the landscape. The villagers expressed shock at the height of the blimp balloon that was supposedly flown to the proposed heights of the wind turbines.
This photograph was taken on the 13th Sept 2009 showing the Blimp (balloon) flown by the Lubenham Parish Committee/ Stop Gartree Action Group. The actual indicated position and height of the wind turbines (No1. turbine) is marked. We think someone is telling porkies?
The yes or no to Gartree Wind Farm being built is a global concern. The decision Harborough council makes with regard to Energy4all’s application for a wind farm at Gartree will have an impact on the rest of the World. Leicestershire at present has no wind farms, and there is only one wind farm in the whole of the UK midlands. Everyone in this World has the right to their say. Please feel free to put your comments below!