Objections to new Bempton turbines

OPPONENTS to wind power in Bempton have criticised further plans for turbines in the village.

Protestors who objected to an application for two wind turbines at Manor Farm, Newsham Hill - as well as other applications at Cliff Lane, Short Lane and West Street, Flamborough - are now set to fight another application at the same location.

The application for turbines at Manor Farm was withdrawn in the spring, but new plans for one turbine which would stand at 80 feet to blade tip have now been submitted to East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Bempton resident Alan McLean said: “You and I might think that ERYC would simply carry forward our objections from last time but under planning rules we all have to contact them again to confirm that our objections remain unchanged.

“Any turbine applications in Flamborough, Speeton, Bempton, Buckton or Bridlington represent threats to our villages and the Heritage Coast.”

Bempton Parish Council are holding an extraordinary meeting this evening, Thursday September 27, at 7pm at Bempton School.

The plans can be viewed on the planning section of East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s website, www.eastriding.gov.uk with the reference 12/03803/PLF.

Another twin turbine scheme at Short Lane, Bempton was also withdrawn last week - and an applcation for a similar scheme has been made in Speeton.

The parish council meeting will also decide its response to this application, which can be viewed on Scarborough Borough Council’s planning website, with the reference 12/01461/FL.