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Look at wind farming facts
Updated 10:45am Monday 31st March 2014 in Opinion
RATHER than quoting selective and irrelevant examples of the effect wind industrialisation has on tourism economies, (Letters, March 25) we should look at the facts.
For example, latest research proves that walkers and climbers are being deterred from visiting Scotland as the rapid spread of wind farms leads to the ‘industrialisation’ of the countryside.
The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCS) has just published a survey of nearly 1,000 people, which found two-thirds said turbines are making Scotland a less appealing place to visit.
Around the same proportion said they had already been put off visiting or revisiting parts of Scotland thanks to the presence of wind farms.
What they have discovered is that before wind turbines are erected, slick and expensive marketing by developers masks the real visual impact.
Once they are built it is too late and beautiful, historic views are ruined forever.
Poole and Christchurch Bays Association, representing nearly 50 local residents’ groups, is stepping up its campaign to stop the giant Navitus project.
It is simply too big, too close to our heritage coastline, too damaging to bird and aquatic life and, as new research shows, ruinous to our vital tourism economy.
We urge all those who cherish our seaside views to visit our website saveourdorsetseaside.co.uk and join our fight before, as in the case of Scotland, it is too late.
R POINTER, Chair PCBA, Wilderton Road, Poole
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