Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Mystery Banging Was Wind Farm Work

Just a quick update on Monday night's mysterious banging. Turns out it was indeed nighttime construction work at the Thanet Offshore Array, where they're pile-driving 100 wind turbines into the sea bed off Margate.

The array's owners, Vattenfall, have apologised for any inconvenience to the isle's inhabitants and said that Monday's disturbance was caused by an unusual combination of weather which drove the sound inland. They say it's unlikely to happen again as they did five years of environmental studies before work began to minimise the impact on residents. However, they've promised to consult on what can be done to change the situation should it happen again.

Contrast that with Manston owners Infratil. They want to fly jumbos over us all night, every night. No environmental studies. No apologies. No nothing. Perhaps they could learn something about being good neighbours from Vattenfall. With that, I'll stop banging on!

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wind farms:

- Labour government initiative
- 800 jobs created
- Environment enhancing
- Good neighbours

High speed trains:

- Labour government initiative
- 200 jobs created
- Environment enhancing
- Good neighbours

Manston airport:

- Tinpot Thanet Tory initiative
- 81 jobs in 10 years
- Environment wrecking
- Bad neighbours

'Nuff said!

Anonymous said...

Could you provide a breakdown of the 800 jobs for the Wind farms. Is this national? Or international? Any at a local level?
Same again for the trains(3 years behind schedule).
I don`t see a difference between either party.

Saili said...

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having it", for a wile now. Could not understand much though.

Let me know in case you get to understand the mystery of the Old Hound and the Legend

By the way, good writing style. I'd love to read more on similar topics

Shalini said...

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