Barkway Golf Club’s wind turbine plan stalls

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir October 29, 2011 09:20

Barkway Golf Club’s wind turbine plan stalls

Barkway Golf Club in Hertfordshire’s plans to build a 15 metre high wind turbine have been put on hold.

The club applied for planning permission to erect the turbine 170 metres from its clubhouse, and officers at North Herts District Council had recommended the proposal to be given the go ahead prior to a planning meeting this week.

However, the item was removed from the council meeting’s agenda at the last minute as councillors needed to know more information about the turbine’s noise levels. The golf club hopes a decision can still be made within a month.

The application had received some objections on the visual and aesthetic impact of the turbine on the local village.

Golf Club Management recently revealed how lucrative wind turbines can be to golf clubs, and that they are not as big or noisy as many people believe.

Douglas Valley Golf Club in Bolton is also in the process of applying for two wind turbines. Local objectors have written to the council to state that icicles could form on the blades and fall on passers-by below, and that the turbines could be used as target practice by golfers.

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir October 29, 2011 09:20
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