Peak District Turbine Blacklist: Naming & Shaming Those Who’ve Blighted The Peak & South Pennines

THE wind turbine off Ripponden Road, with Scout Moor wind farm above Rochdale in the background

The aim of this entry is simply to remind people of the adverse impact unwelcome wind turbines have upon the the health, beauty and well-being of the Peak District and South Pennines. The Three E’s are my chosen method for removing this unwanted blight: (1) Education; (2) Engineering; (3) Enforcement.

Let’s start with Education. Each of us has a duty not to harm the Peak National Park in any way. This is enshrined in The National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949, which set out two statutory purposes:

“1. to conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the area, and

2. to promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the park’s special qualities by the public.”

It’s self-evident that wind blight falls foul of both of these statutory purposes, so right from the off there is justification for enforcing the removal of all wind turbines from The Peak.

We show the proper respect for nature, wildlife and humanity by leaving the countryside just the way we found it, not by selfishly spoiling beautiful landscapes for others. 

I learnt this life lesson when I was about four, and so I deeply worry for the following turbine owners, who clearly missed out on this rudimentary childhood education. It tallies with my theory that, generally speaking, wind turbine owners aren’t well-rounded, well brought-up, nice people who have the best interests of their local communities at heart. There’s clearly something a bit dysfunctional about a lot of wind turbine owners.

I have devised a 200 mile circular route around the Peak District, which forms the basis for my regular Peak Patrols. Any unpleasant wind turbines that are adversely affecting the special qualities of The Peak are duly noted, and those responsible educated about the impact of their unwelcome turbines.

One hopes that Education is all that’s needed to wake up the guilty parties as to the necessity for them to remove their toxic wind blight ASAP, without the need for deploying any Engineering or Enforcement solutions.

The following wind turbines, having been flagged as causing unacceptable harm to the well-being and beauty of The Peak, are now under close surveillance and performance monitoring.

This list is dynamic and ever-changing: my eventual aim is that we can write in large red letters “DECOMMISSIONED” by the side of each and every turbine included in the blacklist. So watch this space and let’s see how many turbines can be downed over the next few months!

BUXTON / STAFFORDSHIRE MOORLANDS:

Garstones Farm ST13 7SF (1)

Lane End Farm ST13 7HA (1)

Moss House Farm SK17 0SF (1)

Slate House Farm SK17 7SF (1)

AMBER VALLEY:

Highfield House Farm S45 0LW (2)

DERBYSHIRE DALES:

Carsington Pastures Wind Farm DE4 4ES (4)

Crow Trees Farm DE56 2DT (1)

Longcliffe DE4 4HN (2)

Viaton Industries DE4 4ES (1)

SHEFFIELD / ROTHERHAM:

Moss Valley Fine Meats S8 8BG (1)

Penny Hill Wind Farm S26 3YF (6)

University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre S60 5TZ (2)
* ONE TURBINE CURRENTLY INACTIVE !!!

Upper Birchitt Farm S18 8XL (3)
* ONE TURBINE CURRENTLY INACTIVE

CROW EDGE:

Blackstone Edge Wind Farm HD9 7TW (3)

Hazlehead Wind Farm S36 4HG (3)

Royd Moor Wind Farm S36 9PA (13)

Spicer Hill Wind Farm S36 9PA (3)

HOLMFIRTH / MELTHAM:

Longley Edge HD9 2JD (1)

Moortop Farm HD9 5PT (1)

New Dunsley Poultry Farm HD9 2SW (1)

Upper Whitegate Farm HD9 2TH (1)

SADDLEWORTH:

Bent Heath Farm OL3 5LN (1)

SCAMMONDEN / OUTLANE:

Daisy Lee Farm HD3 3FW (3)

Leyfield Farm HD3 3FR (1)

Marsden Gate HX4 9LD (1)

Mount Pleasant Farm HX4 9LG (1)

Round Ings Hall Farm HD3 3FQ (3)
* ONE TURBINE CURRENTLY INACTIVE

RIPPONDEN:

Crow Hill End Farm HX6 3HA (1) 

Greave Head Farm HX6 4NU (2)

WEST YORKSHIRE MOORS:

Jaytail Farm BD20 5RL (1)
* CURRENTLY INACTIVE

Keelham Farm Shop BD13 3SS (3)

Ovenden Moor Wind Farm BD22 9HP (9)

Soil Hill HX2 9NT (7)

Tewitt Hall Farm BD22 0QR (1)

EAST LANCASHIRE MOORS:

Coal Clough Wind Farm BB10 4RR (8)

Coldwell Reservoir BR10 3RD (2)

Crook Hill Wind Farm OL14 7RJ (11)

Hyndburn Wind Farm BB5 3RP (16)

Rakewood Mill OL15 0AP (1)

Reaps Moss Wind Farm OL13 9UZ (3)

Scar End Farm OL13 8QB (4)

Scout Hill Wind Farm OL12 7TY (26)

Stand Lees Farm OL11 5UN (1)

Todmorden Moor Wind Farm (5)

Wind Hill Farm OL11 5UN (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcoming Our New Student: Emma Pinchbeck!

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Firstly, a warm welcome to one Emma Pinchbeck, Executive Director of RenewableUK. She looks like a very nice person, as do a lot of people who ignorantly tout their support for toxic wind turbines. Consciously, at least, Emma no doubt takes pride in doing a good job. Subconsciously, however, her public statements reveal some extremely poor cabling inside her mind, resulting in flawed thinking and policy suggestions that are dangerously bad for the environment.

Luckily, Emma, I’m on hand to help you work through your flawed thinking, with some kinesthetic education about the emotional impact of your policies. Compulsory Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is essential for all wind scammers, you see, to protect the planet from your lunatic impulses to trash our countryside.

So who exactly are RenewableUK? Well, the very first statement of their mission statement is factually incorrect: “RenewableUK members are building our future energy system, powered by clean electricity.”

IF YOU ARE PROMOTING WIND TURBINES, YOU ARE NOT PROMOTING CLEAN ELECTRICITY.

I’m starting to get heartily sick of the word “clean” when it comes to electricity. Since when did “clean” equate to “good for the environment”? I mean, shiny new plastic bags are clean, aren’t they? Does that make them good for the environment?

Nobody would call horse shit “clean”, yet can you think of a better fertiliser for plants? Nature can be filthy, as you know if you’ve ever come back from a ramble covered in mud. Cleaning, on the other hand, generally involves the use of synthetic chemicals.

Which is more polluting to a river: a bucketful of horse shit or a bucketful of cleaning bleach?

It’s NLP again, the use of words to trigger reactions. Once you break the programming and actually THINK, instead of simply mindlessly repeating the slogans, you see the world differently. Cleanliness is a red-herring that only indicates corporate whitewash and an artificial, gleaming “clean” sheen.

So just that single sentence from RenewableUK reveals that either they don’t respect the messy reality of nature, or, more sinisterly, they are deliberately misleading the public into dumping loads of “clean” chemicals into the heads of our rivers. After all, toxic wind turbines – made out of metal and paint – are basically man-made consumer disposables that malfunction, break down and need replacement on a far too regular basis.

“Our priority is to make sure that it is RenewableUK members at the heart of delivering this UK opportunity. To do this [missing “we” – fire your sub!] provide them with the highest possible quality services and information, supporting them in any way we can to do more, and better business.”

Here we go again. EGO not ECO. Now we’re getting down to the Benjamins. RenewableUK’s first priority is to feather the nest of its members. To make more sales. OK, that’s good about providing their members with information, so presumably the info within this blog can be added to their knowledge base. Happy to be of assistance!

Next up we come to the Statistics section of the RenewableUK website. This’ll be good. Let’s take a butcher’s:

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So that’s a total operational capacity of 20,805.670 MW (or 20.80567 GW) apparently, which is ACTUALLY right now generating only 0.87 GW. That’s only 2% of all our power needs.

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What all this says, and what I witnessed on yesterday’s Peak Patrol, was that wind turbines are for the few, not the many. They literally are the antithesis to the Labour Party’s motto. If the party is to be taken at its word (don’t laugh!), then we need to confront Labour politicians with the fact that wind turbines actually take energy from the many and give it to the few.

I noticed this at Dick Hudson’s pub near Bingley. The exceptional views from this country pub on the southern slopes of Ilkley Moor have been OBLITERATED by a hideous, spinning turbine, spoiling the landscape for everyone other than the landowner.

Indeed, Bradford’s natural assets on all sides have been trashed, to the detriment of hundreds and thousands of citizens, solely for the benefit of a couple of dozen landowners.

WIND TURBINES ARE BAD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT!

NOBODY OTHER THAN THE LANDOWNER BENEFITS FROM A WIND TURBINE.

WHY SHOULD EVERYONE ELSE SUFFER BLIGHT, LOSS OF AMENITY & THE DESECRATION OF OUR NATURAL LANDSCAPES?

WHAT’S IN IT FOR US???

IF YOU REALLY WANT TO LOWER YOUR CO2 EMISSIONS, SHUT DOWN YOUR BUSINESS, GET RID OF YOUR MACHINERY & KINDLY KILL YOURSELVES!

YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT WILL BE ZERO AND THE COUNTRYSIDE WILL BE PROTECTED!

Read and understand all that, Emma, and you’re well on the way to having your thinking corrected. Sorry about the rhetorical brutalism; it’s simply the cerebral equivalent of using a power drill to extract all the greenwash gibberish from out of your brain. In time, you’ll thank me 🙂 Everyone else does, once they see the error of their previous path and how I’ve helped get them back on the right track psychologically, emotionally, spiritually and above all ENVIRONMENTALLY!

Finally, I notice that the abhorrent Jaytail Farm wind turbine is still conspicuously stationary. Every day it doesn’t spin is a day closer to it meeting that “six months of no activity” mark, after which it must legally come down. Meanwhile, over at Scammonden…