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.richard mackay, culloden inverness, highlands
xxxxxxxx, Malton, N Yorks
Jane Winlow, York, North Yorkshire
The biggest threat is to residents of Wolds villages from the noise pollution caused by wind turbines. This is an issue which often takes second place to the despoiling of the landscape, but it should form a principle part of our campaigning against wind farms. Mounting evidence reveals the negative impacts upon human health of turbine noise - and low-frequency noise in particular. What could be more out of place in the landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds than the perpetual pulse and thump of the giant turbine? The ETSU regulations, skewed in favour of the wind industry, must be scrapped, and there must be a moratorium on all wind farm developments until independent research is carried out into the impact upon human health of wind turbine noise.
Margaret Burton, Hove, East Sussex
The Yorkshire Wolds deserve AONB status for their beauty and tranquility, qualities that would be marred by the intrusion of windfarms.
Valerie Bottomley, Malton, North Yorkshire
The Yorkshire Wolds is an area of breathtaking beauty; big skies, rolling hills, patchwork fields and glorious views. This precious heritage should be protected for generations to come.
James Steel, Alsager, Cheshire
Although I now live in Cheshire, I was born in the Yorkshire Wolds and I would be horrified if that rolling green landscape was to be ruined by wind turbines. AONB status is long overdue for the Wolds anyway, as I believe the Wolds were overlooked. Why are the Lincoln Wolds an AONB? They are not nearly as impressive as the Yorkshire Wolds.
Gordon and Wendie Wright, Driffield, East Yorkshire
East Yorkshire was once an area of outstanding beauty which many people loved to visit. It is now covered with ugly, noisy turbines with yet more applications in the pipeline. If politicians are unable to find a more efficient way of producing energy let them ruin their own environment and not ours.
Anne Ridgers, Driffield, East yorkshire
I appreciate poor land owners have to make all the money they can and are fortunate in having the land to accomodate the turbines but at what cost to others:
Negating much publicised wildlife tourism
Physical harm to animals and birds both native and migratory
Flavia Murton, ,
Mrs Dawn Heffernan, Doncaster, Sth Yorkshire
We own a caravan in a beautiful area of the Wolds close to the proposed wind farm at South Dale. These monstrosities will totally ruin this area of natural beauty,and many of us will consider taking our hard earned spending power to an area where the councils are not afraid to say NO! You don't see many of these things in the Cotswolds or Gloucestershire/Buckinghamshire - or any of the places politicians have their country retreats! Leave the common man's retreat alone!
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.