I wish that our neighbours were only planning to have a few chickens next door. Instead, six of them have signed on to build approximately 18 wind turbines.
Instead of chicken coops, we will get 400-foot-high rotating monsters towering over our homes. Eighteen new roads will have to be built to them, each taking close to 60 truckloads of concrete. Once up, they will interrupt our sleep, lower our property values and possibly affect our health. Did I mention that they will cause all of us to pay way more for electricity because they are so inefficient? The novelty may wear off of backyard chickens but our turbines will have a 20-year contract on them.
I would love to trade my neighbours for yours. Look on the bright side — you may get free eggs.
Janneke Murray, Seaforth