WIND turbines have long been a source of controversy.
They are earmarked as a future source of energy, but how reliable are they?
It’s something many people may like the idea of, but would they want a wind farm of however few to be built right next to their homes?
Grange Moor residents are joining their Birdsedge neighbours in protesting against plans for wind turbines in the village.
An application was submitted to Kirklees Council last month and residents affected were sent letters late last week giving them until July 13 to become wind turbine ‘experts’ to get their views in before the public consultation ends.
Turbines may be a newer and greener source of energy, but they are also very noisy.
In a quite area like Grange Moor, residents are more likely to hear and be affected by the whirring noises of the turbines late at night.
And while it is clear that wind farms are likely to be popping up throughout the country, planners must listen to resident’s concerns before approving them.
There are still many places they could be built which has less of an impact on people than putting them in our open countryside because it seems like the best and easiest place for them.