Marr and Melton Wood Action Group

On Wednesday 27th September 2006, Banks Developments unveiled a plan to construct between four and seven 125m wind turbines on green-belt farm land opposite the village of Marr in South Yorkshire. This blog will chart the progress of the local movement as it fights to oppose the scheme.

18 October 2006

Ramblers Association

I spoke with the Ramblers Association today and they confirmed their general opposition to wind farm developments. They pointed me towards their local groups for specific comment and potential support against the Marr Wind Farm. I also copy below text from an e-mail from them:

'Thanks for your call regarding the Ramblers' Association position on windfarms. Our policy is to oppose industrial scale developments that have a negative visual impact on the countryside. We are campaigning for reform of the Renewables Obligation, the government subsidy which has promoted on-shore wind at the expense of other, less intrusive renewable energy technology. We also work with others to promote energy efficiency and demand management as the best way to reduce carbon emissions and tackle climate change. You can find more detail on our website at http://www.ramblers.org.uk/countryside/energy/'

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