Crosby – Burbo Bank Wind Farm

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/windfarm-merseyside-coast-triple-sizenn-7838982

Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm – located five miles from Crosby beach – has been given the green light by the Department for Energy and Climate Change. See the Liverpool Echo story via the link above.

Here’s a shot I took (click on it to enlarge) with the turbines in the background as they were in March 2009:-

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Out at sea these massive turbines can look quite majestic. Certainly a better place for them than Lower Alt Wind Farm between Lydiate and Ince Blundell!

The photo is on my Flickr site at:- www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/12798007453/in/set-72157644150377769

Old and new towers at Crosby beach & HALT campaign.

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I took this photo back in 2009 and came across it recently. It is also on my flickr site:-

www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

A far better place for wind turbines than the land between Ince Blundell and Lydiate! Keep in touch with the HALT campaign against the Blackpool Tower sized turbines proposed for the local high grade agricultural land at:-

www.h-alt.info

And see Lydiate Parish Council’s concerns at:-

lydiateparishcouncil.gov.uk/objections-to-wind-farm/

STOP PRESS – Pickles rejects Somerset wind farm plans

Plans for four wind turbines at West Huntspill in Somerset have been rejected by Eric Pickles who said “the harm that this scheme would cause to the landscape and visual impact outweighed the benefits.”
From BBC News