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On 14 Oct 2011 at 7:05pm Dave wrote:
This is the view from my garden in Ringmer
How did they get away with this!?

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On 14 Oct 2011 at 8:34pm Fairmeadow wrote:
Er, it isn't.
There is only one, ugly lump that it is, despoiling the Downs.
Comparison of the real thing with (a) the advance mock-ups presented with the Glyndebourne planning application and (b) the alternatives from the objectors shows who was truthful.
Clue: it wasn't Glyndebourne.
On 14 Oct 2011 at 9:46pm expatty wrote:
Personally I'd rather see these than many of the alternatives. How about a nuclear plant on your doorstep?
On 14 Oct 2011 at 9:48pm Obserrver. wrote:
i thinkt they look rather nice....
On 14 Oct 2011 at 10:13pm trickcyclist wrote:
It looks pretty good. I went past tonight. If you look at it as a piece of sculpture it works. Its just a very inefficient way of producing electricity!
On 14 Oct 2011 at 10:23pm Southover Queen wrote:
I agree. I think they're graceful, and frankly we can't go on consuming electricity while simultaneously rejecting every method of generating it.
On 15 Oct 2011 at 7:00am Power hungry wrote:
I think nuclear power stations look pretty cool (especilally the modern ones) and they're much better at generating lots of electricity than these white elephants. Ringmer is pretty stable and unlikely to suffer tectonic shifts.Far better to put a nuclear plant there.
On 16 Oct 2011 at 1:53pm Fairmeadow wrote:
Today & yesterday (days 1 & 2 for Glyndebourne turbine) excellent illustrations of how useless turbines are (except for allowing owners to pocket an profit at the expense of consumers).
Cold frosty nights. Demand for heating high (in rural areas often electricity, for storage heaters). High pressure. Wide isobars. No wind. Turbine turns - but at a speed so slow you need a time lapse camera to capture it. Electricity produced: minimal. Consequence - fall back on the old fossil fuel generating power stations, life as usual.
On 16 Oct 2011 at 6:04pm Rods Tiger wrote:
As they haven't connected up the cables yet, I'd be suprised if they wanted it turning.
On 17 Oct 2011 at 10:34pm old Cynic wrote:
Saw it tonight against the black clouds - looked rather magnificent. The countryside has always been full of industry - this is nothing new...
On 18 Oct 2011 at 3:44pm bastian wrote:
I've just been right up to it, it's amazing in every way and a spectacular sight. I think we need more of them. Graceful indeed SQ. what a feat of engineering.
On 19 Oct 2011 at 5:13pm Southover Queen wrote:
I agree, Bastian. I've just driven back via Barcombe Mills and I too think it looks magnificent. There's certainly no missing it, but why is there such a fuss about them? If you're living right underneath and get noise pollution then yes, fine, but not because they detract from the landscape.
On 19 Oct 2011 at 8:13pm momo wrote:
Whether they 'detract from the landscape' is in the eye of the beholder. Obviously anything big you put up is going to upset x% of the population. My question is, why are they are all white? If they were a dark green, they might even go unnoticed from many angles. As it is they all look like weird and considerably out-of-scale bathroom appliances. Do they have to be white?

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