The Yorkshire Wolds is currently under threat from the Wind Farm Industry. Applications to build major commercial developments are spreading across the Wolds at an alarming rate and threaten to devalue this valued landscape.
Here at the No to Wolds Wind Farm Group we already consider this area an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) but it has yet to be offically recognised as such. The Lincolnshire Wolds already benefits from this protection so why not the Yorkshire Wolds?
Please help us to protect this rural landscape by signing our e-petition below, you will also be registering to receive email updates form us, the area is a big part of our heritage and adds greatly to the local economy with the many visitors attracted, by doing so you will help to put an end to The War on The Wolds.
We the undersigned request that the Yorkshire Wolds is protected with an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) status to help prevent the current spread of unwanted commercial developments.
Below is a list of the last 10 sign ups.leanne wood, york, east yorkshire
when we bought our property nearly nine years ago there were no turbines now from just one window in the property we can see at least 50. We have just received a planning notice for an 86 metre turbine behind us and know that the company who own the windfarm opposite are seeking to extend their site by another 12 turbines. I am feeling very hemmed in.
Lisa Bradley, Ilkley, West yorks
Patricia Lester, Llanfoist, Aergavenny,, Monmouthshire
"A society is defined not only by what it creates, but by what it refuses to destroy." - John Sawhill
I think this quote says it all. We are fighting against a 45metre high wind turbine planning application overlooking the Taf Estuary in Wales. It is a site designated as an AoNB,SAC, SPA and a European area of Marine conservation as well as being a famous tourist area - Laugharne and Llansteffan and of great historical significance. It is about time that the government stopped giving subsidies to landowners, rich power companies and considered the concept that we must not destroy the beauty of our built and natural heritage. To destroy the landscape, the tranquility that we enjoy in our landscape, the birds and other wildlife in order to give money (out of our pockets ultimately) to one or two is horrendous. The ecological survey for these applications are hugely flawed and miss-leading and the councilors are being inundated with thousands of these applications that are being rushed through before the subsidies and feed in tariffs are reduced. As tourists we come to places like the Yorkshire wolds to re-charge our batteries in order to cope with our noisy/busy/intense lives. We have a right to enjoy such places.
Melanie OKANE, , E Yorks
FULVIO FIORENTINI, CIVITA CASTELLANA (VT)-ITALY, Armed Forces Europe
Diann Atkin, Cowlam, East Yorkshire
Please resist the huge pressure to build wind turbines on our glorious, beautiful , tranquil yorkshire wolds. These windfarms are totally out of character and will totally ruin the amenity value of this high value landscape. The area has become an important cycle route and has been given an enormous tourism boost by the artistic attention given to the area by the greatest living artist., David Hockney who spurned the bright lights of Los Angeles to live in the East Riding. The wolds are fast becoming known as Hockney country. Yorkshire has been given the status of third place through out the world as the best place to visit. But will they say dont bother visiting the yorkshire wolds as it is only home to windfarms. Stop industrialising our beautiful yorkshire wolds.
David Holmes, Nafferton, , East Yorkshire
W Johnson, Ebberston,
Caroline Bradshaw, Malton, North Yorkshire
We are currently waging war against planning applications for 3 industrial sized wind turbines in the beautiful Great Wold Valley. There are currently 16 wind turbines either installed, approved or applied for. 2 of these applications are for so called 'Community Benefit' wind turbines. The group that has made the applications represents less than 3% of the community that they claim to represent. The majority of the community have not been consulted, nor informed about the applications, yet it is they who will suffer from the impact on the landscape of this area of High Landscape Value, the resulting noise pollution & the long term economic impact in terms of falling house prices & damage to tourism. There is only one motivation for these applications. Greed.
Hugh Norton, Malton, North Yorkshire
Please do not destroy this wonderful rural landscape. This development is innappropriate in this location.
We would be grateful if you could let anyone know who may be interested in signing our e-petition by emailing them a link to this page, many thanks in advance.