Wind farm ban on council land considered in Hampshire

A ban on all large wind turbines and wind farms on council owned land is being considered in Hampshire.

A council report said that while the "benefits" of providing renewable clean energy were recognised, they would have an "adverse impact" on the landscape.

The ban will be considered by Hampshire County Council on 6 November.

Martin Heath, from Basingstoke Transition Network, said the move would have a "far-reaching" impact on climate change in the county.

'Make own energy'

"This is ridiculous," he said.

"Climate change is a well-established fact and we've got to do something about it."

He added: "The south is blessed with natural resources - huge amounts of sunlight and wind and tidal resources.

"We need to make our own energy here and create jobs and wealth."

A spokesman for Hampshire County Council said they were unable to comment on Tuesday, but would release a statement on Wednesday.

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