Villagers Against Inappropriate Turbine Sitings
 VAITS
St. James, South Elmham, Suffolk
VAITS 

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Stop Press! Saxon Windpower has announced it is abandoning its plans to build the Wind Farm at St. James, and that Andrew Hadingham has withdrawn from the project. The East Anglian Daily Times has more details in its article "Controversial wind farm plan ditched"
 
Small 747 Wind Turbines are anything but a small problem. It is easy to underestimate the scale of them. 100 metres may not sound like much, and it doesn't take very long to walk, but 100 metres vertically is entirely another matter. The diameter of the rotors on the proposed turbines is 80 metres, in comparison, a Boeing 747 "Jumbo" Jet has a wing span of a mere 60 metres.

Please read our updated details (11th October 2003).

What is VAITS? VAITS is a local group set up to rally support against the proposed development of a Wind Turbine Farm near St James, South Elmham in Suffolk.
Are you against Wind Power? We are not against Wind Power itself although there are many questions about its viability. We do feel that more care and consideration must be taken about the proposed sites, particularly for onshore Wind Farms.
What can I do? / Can I help? We are currently gathering information and opinions from around the country and around the world. We are interested in hearing from anyone who has fought similar planning proposals. If you have a Wind Farm near you we would like to hear from you.
How do I contact you? Please send emails here.
   
VAITS In The News
Press Date Headline / Link
East Anglian Daily Times 11th December 2003 Controversial wind farm plan ditched
East Anglian Daily Times 2nd December 2003 Protestors 'frighten off' wind farm firm
East Anglian Daily Times 3rd November 2003 Opposition mounts to wind farm plan
East Anglian Daily Times 18th October 2003 Wind power firm denies 'buy off' claim
East Anglian Daily Times 15th October 2003 Call for rethink on wind farms
East Anglian Daily Times 6th October 2003 New wind farms plans revealed
East Anglian Daily Times 4th October 2003 Wind farm site 'could be war grave'
East Anglian Daily Times 29th September 2003 Plan could be lodged soon for wind farm
East Anglian Daily Times 26th September 2003 Villagers shun wind farm trip
East Anglian Daily Times 24th September 2003 Mast plans set for approval
East Anglian Daily Times 22nd September 2003 Residents' concerns on wind farm plan
East Anglian Daily Times 13th September 2003 Campainers step up wind farm fight
East Anglian Daily Times 8th September 2003 Wind farm campaign is blowing stronger
BBC News Online 5th September 2003 Villagers fight windfarm plans
 
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