As reported elsewhere on this website, the proposal to erect nine 125 metres high wind turbines in the countryside between Sulgrave and Weston has been abandoned. Villagers and supporters of the campaign to prevent this wind farm met outside the shop for a “celebratory walk” across the fields to Weston, through what might have become “turbine alley”.
On a beautiful autumn morning, the walk attracted people from both villages…..
…and several dogs….
After leaving the field footpath, walkers turned on to the quiet minor road from Helmdon to Weston which would have been devastated by an enormous amount of heavy vehicles if the scheme had gone ahead.
Finally to the Crown at Weston for a celebratory drink to end over 12 months of campaigning.
However, villagers are reminded that there is still a proposal for five similar 125 metre high turbines which would dominate the skyline to the south of the village. From a viewpoint just beyond the old windmill on the bridleway to Culworth, these could look like this:
Point “A” indicates the top of the already erected meteorological mast which can be plainly seen from this point and “B” indicates the position of the blimp flown at turbine height a few months ago.
A planning application is imminent for this scheme and further information will be available on this website as it becomes available. More details of the scheme can be seen on the website of the Helmdon, Stuchbury and Greatworth Windfarm Action Group.