Thumbs down for new wind farm application at Scotland Corner
The Scotland Corner wind farm site
Wadebridge town councillors have lodged an objection to new plans for a wind farm at Scotland Corner, near Winnards Perch on the A39.
A revised planning application, for five turbines each 10 metres smaller than a bid which was rejected two months ago, is currently before Cornwall Council.
St Columb Town Council, St Breock parish council and St Issey parish council are also being consulted.
Wadebridge town councillors said the site was so prominent that the turbines - 100 metres tall - would dominate the landscape for many miles in all directions.
In April, Cornwall Council planners voted 10-9 to reject an application for five turbines 110 metres tall.
Wadebridge councillor Eric Gill said the reduction of 10 metres made no difference. "We should throw this out straight away," he said.
Councillor Adrian Jones said that although he was generally supportive of renewable energy, and wind farms in particular, he felt the cumulative impact of more giant turbines would be very damaging to the landscape.
If the application is eventually approved, the turbines will have to be illuminated at night with bright red flashing lights to warn aircraft approaching Newquay airport.