On Saturday, we had a Neighbourhood Plan meeting in the village hall and Jae explained how communities can benefit from renewables generation (as explained at our September exhibition here).
He also pointed out that no-one is allowed to build houses anywhere near wind turbines so, with careful siting, we could protect ourselves from Ashford.
Coincidentally I received a mail from someone I met at the tennis courts who is in favour of wind power. She sent a recent Guardian article which explains all of the pro- and anti arguments and which also highlights the case of St Briavel’s in Cornwall which is generating its own electricity from a solitary, community-owned turbine.
Interestingly, the Guardian mentions how in France wind turbines are sited along motorways – where the land is already scarred. We don’t have a motorway (not yet anyway!), but we do have a railway line?