“Enough is enough” on wind farms, says Lincolnshire Council

A British local council has taken a stand on the number of wind farms being built in their area – because they say it could damage tourism. Lincolnshire County Council […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A British local council has taken a stand on the number of wind farms being built in their area – because they say it could damage tourism.

Lincolnshire County Council has agreed to restrict where turbines can be built.

The news comes a few months after 101 British MPs sent a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron demanding the UK cut the number of wind farms being built.

Councillor Martin Hill said the number of wind farms could damage the tourism sector: “There’s been a proliferation of wind farms across Lincolnshire in recent years and we feel that enough is enough.

“Not only are these things spoiling our beautiful countryside for future generations, they could also seriously damage our tourism industry – who wants to spend their holiday looking at a 400ft turbine?”

Conservative MP for Lincoln Karl McCartney supported the Council: “I strongly feel that the Government should either freeze or decrease the number of wind farms planned for the UK, especially those sited on our green and pleasant land, as I feel that there are many other low carbon alternatives available to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels.”

The Council’s decision followed a recent High Court ruling that rejected plans for four turbines in Norfolk in favour of conserving the local countryside.