On Wednesday evening there was a meeting at Belstead Village Hall about plans to build wind turbines on land presently owned by Ipswich Borough council outside the Borough boundary. local Conservatives Cllr Nadia Cenci and Bob Hall attended. No Ipswich Labour councillors attended the meeting. Not even fanatical eco-warrior Sandy Martin was there. You could put it down to Ipswich Labour having no control over the meeting because it wasn’t organised by them for political point scoring as area committees are.
Wind turbines are an uneconomical way of fighting the non existent phenomenon of anthropogenic global warming. The only way to cut carbon emissions in the fight against the non existent phenomenon of anthropogenic global warming without risking future power cuts, is the nuclear option.
Ipswich Labour want to sell the land to a developer who would build the monstrosities after they have been shipped half way round the world to here. Maybe Ipswich Labour support it because it’s creating jobs for their socialist comrades in China where the turbines are made, due to lower production costs, due to the use of coal and oil in electricity production instead of uneconomical wind turbines.
Planning permission is in at present for two wind turbines. Of course once two have been erected they can go for planning permission for another two and then another two until cart wheeling wind turbines surround the borough.
It’s amazing that Ipswich Labour were so ardently against houses being built on borough owned land outside the borough but they support uneconomic monstrosities being erected on borough owned land outside the borough. They were so ardently against houses being built on Kiln Meadow and yet they want to sell off some land so the landscape can be blotted. Of course, the real reason they didn’t want houses on Kiln Meadow was because they couldn’t exploit the tenants at election time like they plan to exploit council tenants in Rushmere ward after they have built on Ransomes Sports Club. There is a self serving reason for everything they do.