Welcome to the home of Beeston and Clifton wind turbine awareness group
Beeston and Clifton wind turbine awareness group are campaigning against plans to build three large turbines on land close to these two residential areas in Nottinghamshire. This site aims to keep local residents up to date on these plans and provide information on why we oppose them.
To find out more about the plans, and to understand why we oppose them, click on one of the tabs to find out more.
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Click here to watch a short documentary about living near a wind farm.
Q: Are you experts?
A: No, we are simply residents who are concerned about the potential impact of this project on the local community.
Q: So how can you be sure your information is accurate?
A: To the best of our knowledge, the information provided on this site is accurate. If you find any factual inaccuracies, or feel that you could help improve the information on this site, please contact us.
Q: Does this site give a balanced view?
A: This site is intended to provide information to local residents in order to help them make up their own minds about the proposed wind turbines. However, we make no bones about the fact that we oppose the project. In the interests of openness and balance, here is a link to the University of Nottingham web pages regarding the project. We would hope that Nottingham University would take similar steps to provide balance, but currently their pages do not acknowledge any potential negative effects of the project.
Q: Aren't you just a bunch of NIMBYs? (Not In My Back Yard)
A: Anybody who opposes developments of this type obviously leaves themselves open to allegations of NIMBYism. However, the term "NIMBY" is generally used as a rather lazy way of dismissing the valid concerns of anyone who happens to object to a major development close to their home. More recently, even the wind industry has started to recognise that the term NIMBY is neither appropriate nor helpful. We believe that such green power developments should always take into consideration the impact on the local community and environment, and that this project fails to do so.