We had one windmill on our farm in Pembrokeshire, as well as solar panels on
the roof of our upgraded eighteenth century farmhouse. No complaints from
When I lived in Newcastle-upon-Tyne three years ago, I attended meetings at
the Town Hall about windmills and solar panels. Most people thought they
lacked "kerb appeal"!
I proposed the idea that painting the windmills to blend in with trees would
make them less noticeable in the countryside. This had not occurred to
anyone including the company who did the incredibly expensive feasibility
I also mentioned that people must have had similar reactions to telephone
poles and power lines which we now take for granted.
"for those who honour the past but love living in the present"
> one question is as to what changes we think are ok and which not. i recall
a former colleague coming out against a new wind farm in an histroic
landscape area in wales, the irony was that slap bang in the middle of this
landscape was a large quarry that was gradually and still legally eating
away great chunks of it! to my mind the wind farm was somewhat less
intrusive but then i quite like wind farms and most people here in cool
cymru seem to detest them
> Paul Graves-Brown