Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

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Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Online Views; TS Talk Comments from across Our 20 TS Community Websites:

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REGULAR commenter Roy has added his views on the offshore wind farm planned for Redcar.

"I saw the test drilling rig the other day and I must admit it was a lot closer to the shore than I envisaged the wind farm to be.

"Of course if the wind farm was further out to sea it would interfere with shipping lanes and anchorages, plus the construction costs would increase rapidly.

"Thirty wind turbines will be a big imposition on the landscape (seascape), a lot bigger imposition than 41 blue lamp posts along the Stray.

"The steel works and industrial Teesport are already 'blots' in the area, but they are necessary evils so with a heavy heart I would support the wind farm on that basis."

On a similar theme, wind turbine plans for Bishopton have provoked debate on the TS21/22 site.

Jim Maloney posted this comment following protests from village residents opposed to the plans.

"As a former resident of neighbouring Redmarshall I can fully understand the parochial NIMBY nature of such protests. …

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