LETTER: Wind Turbine - Make your voice heard

As you are aware, there has been a planning application submitted to erect a 100m wind turbine (taller than Grimsby Dock Tower!) off Moor Lane, Caistor.

A public meeting was quickly arranged on Tuesday 18th February to discuss the matter and to decide how best to move forward.

Mr George Backovic and Zoe Raygen, Senior Development Officers from West Lindsey, County Councillors, District Councillors, Town Councillors and many members of the public attended.

The overwhelming feeling was how inappropriate this “blot on the landscape” would be for Caistor.

There are several material considerations which must be taken into account when planning applications are decided.

One of these is “Regard to visual amenity”. We are a gateway to an area of outstanding natural beauty! This speaks for itself!

Another consideration is “Effect on listed buildings and conservation area”. We have a wonderfully preserved conservation area in Caistor which would be seriously compromised by this monster.

There is the effect on our nature conservation, the close proximity to the airport, the scale and dominance of the project, impact on character of the area, traffic issues in construction and after. The list goes on!

I sincerely apologise to those residents who were unaware of the meeting as it was called at short notice.

Through your paper I urge all those who feel that this application should be declined, to write or email your objection to George Backovic at West Lindsey on george.backovic@west-lindsey.gov.uk.

Angela Lawrence

Caistor