Action group formed to oppose South Kelsey turbine

Turbine EMN-140319-093118001
Turbine EMN-140319-093118001

A new action group to oppose the building of wind turbines in the area has been formed by residents in South Kelsey, Moortown and Holton Le Moor.

STAG (Stop Turbines Action Group) has been set up following an application to build a 102-metre tall turbine off Gipsy Lane in the South Kelsey parish.

STAG chaiman Michelle Bolton said: “Our aim is to firstly encourage people to participate in the extended consultation period by writing to the planning officer who continues to accept representations.

“Our second aim is to produce a report to challenge the numerous surveys and reports by the applicant and to highlight where the application falls short of West Lindsey’s Local Planning Policy.”

The group is challenging the application on the grounds of scale and dominance, the visual impact from and to the Lincolnshire Wolds, the fact that Holton le Moor is a conservation area and the development will neither preserve or enhance the character and appearance of the village and all three villages are less than 2km from the proposed site which will detract from the rural character.

STAG also says the development is not essential for the need of agriculture, horticulture or forestry and therefore will not encourage rural diversification, particularly as the electricity produced is going to the grid.

Following a meeting recently at South Kelsey, Moortown Parish Council has now also voted unanimously to object to the wind turbine application.

The final decision on the application will be made by West Lindsey District Council’s planning committee on Wednesday April 16.