Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Let The North Wind Blow
Originally three wind turbines were erected just north of the beautiful East Neuk of Fife village of Crail.
Now there are two left standing and both have bent blades. The third is flat on the ground.
Mike Scott-Hayward saw the destruction on his way past the site on Saturday.
I'm assuming the damage was done by recent high winds and that the turbines are on agricultural land, because most applications with Fife Council show farming land as sites. Having done a quick scan of wind turbine applications around Crail, the only one I could find was for a Lochton Farm which applied to erect 3 turbines in 2010.
There seems to be problems with turbines in this area and I know the east coast is definitely windy most of the time. One of Mike's Facebook friends commented:
'The farmer opposite has a turbine and since it was erected which is less than a year ago, the developers have been back and forth like yo-yos sorting out problems and it's been on and off like the wind, A neighbour who is friends with the farmer said the latest problem was the pole cracked due to high winds!!'
Who will pay the bill for the repair of those turbines or will, in the long term, it come from the extra utilities tax we pay? Quite possibly.