Council’s turbine objection

BRIDLINGTON Town Council’s Planning and Environmental committee has recommended that two applications for wind turbines in the area be refused.

Ten members of the public attended a regular committee meeting at the town council offices in Quay Road on Monday to voice their concerns over the applications to the council.

Councillors voted to reccomend refusal for the two applications – one for a single 19.4m wind turbine at Marton Manor Farm in Flamborough Road, Sewerby, and the other for nine wind turbines, around 110m in height, along with a 70m anemometry mast and associated infrastructure at Thornholme Field, near Burton Agnes.

With regard to the nine Thornholme Field turbines, the council resolved to “strongly recommend that the application be refused on the grounds that it will be seriously detrimental to the environment.

“Wind farms are not proven to be cost effective, they have potential health implications to the residents and are totally unacceptable in this area”.

The council said of the single turbine at Marton Manor Farm: “We strongly recommend that the application be refused on the grounds that it will be seriously detrimental to the environment with potential health implications to the residents and is totally unacceptable in this area.”

These decisions will be rubber-stamped at the next full meeting of Bridlington Town Council later this month.

The decisions made by the Town Council are passed to East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s planning department, and are taken into account by East Riding planners before they make their decision on whether to grant approval.