by Andy Comber, Essex Free Press
Not far away from Colchester Village, a Gore Road resident is preparing for the worst – life among large industrial wind turbines.
For the last three years, Colette McLean has vehemently opposed the 24-turbine Aim Power Gen project, just southwest of Harrow. Unable to halt the project, she is now doing her best to protect her family from any possible harmful impacts.
The McLean family farm sits within the project, with the closest turbine about 600 metres away from the house, nine turbines within three kilometres and all 24 within five kilometers.
“It amazes me how so many people are opposing the turbines in the lake, but they are willing to allow a sea of turbines to be created on land,” Mclean said. “The turbines on land pose many of the same concerns they are opposed to in the water – bird migration, human health, tourism and property values.” Continue reading