The cost will be intolerable

IF Bridget Gubbins found my letter and those of my fellow correspondents ‘moderately toned’, she failed not only to grasp the gravity of the concerns we raised (or simply dismissed them), but also to appreciate the appropriateness of our respective styles.

Matters of great weight do not require intemperate language to make their point.

It is beyond question that large numbers of people’s lives will become blighted irreparably by living in the vicinity of wind turbines.

As the number of applications for windfarms continues to grow inexorably, the consequent potential for distress in terms of damage to physical, mental and economic wellbeing will affect many more people than are aware of it now.

This is cost in human misery that we should all find intolerable.

Bridget Gubbins’s frivolous response to a matter of such immense importance is dismaying. But then, despite the onward march of the turbines across our landscape, it is fairly safe to suppose that none will be making an appearance in the neighbourhood of Old Bakehouse Yard.


The Orchard