Lincolnshire County Council urged to take stronger position on wind farm by scrutiny committee

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A COMMITTEE has recommended that a county council takes a stronger position on wind farms.

Lincolnshire County Council’s environmental scrutiny committee met today (Monday) to discuss wind farms.

Chairman of the committee Colin Davie (Con) said the county’s landscape, coastal and historic areas were important and said wind farms would have a “severe impact”.

He said it was “unfair” for residents to be “blighted” by wind farms and the committee was concerned about damage to county roads.

He added: “On top of this, onshore wind turbines are one of the least efficient ways of producing electricity.”

He urged companies wishing to start a development to “think twice” and recommended the county council “resists the creation” of wind farms.

The council’s executive will consider the recommendation on Wednesday next week.