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Welcome to the website of the
Thornton Moor Windfarm Action Group

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Our NEW Online Petition is now LIVE - please show your support for the campaign!

Planning outcome for
60m Windmast to be decided by Shipley Area Planning Panel on Wednesday 11th April 2012.

Again, please show your support by meeting outside 
Shipley Town Hall at 09:30am.

Please CLICK HERE to view the planning application on the 
Bradford Council website.  

Please note the closing date for objections has now passed, but a HUGE thank you to anyone and everyone that lodged an objection or signed our petition. 

TMWAG submitted a 30 page objection document to this application.  
Please click here to download your copy. 

 Next Public Meeting:- To be confirmed

Thornton Moor (shown in the top left hand corner of this aerial photograph) is an area of outstanding natural beauty located near Denholme in Bradford, West Yorkshire.  It is sited next to a 'Site of Special Scientific Interest' and an Ornithological Nature Reserve which is home to at least 147 different bird species*

The land is owned by Yorkshire Water.  With numerous public rights of way running accross the moor, it is enjoyed by thousands of visitors and local residents every year.  One of the greatest tourist attractions is the Bronte Way (which is also known as Black Edge Lane).  This public right of way will be surrounded by turbines if the wind farm development goes ahead, sparking fury across the whole of the UK.

Proposals for a Windfarm on this site were first unveiled by 'Banks Developments' during 2010.  Initially their intentions were to to erect 6 wind turbines, up to 125 metres tall (410ft) which is more than 2.5 times the height of the existing turbines at Ovenden Moor, and taller than BIG BEN!!

However, during the last 18 months, Banks have reviewed the proposals and now say that there will be 4 turbines, each of 100m in height (to tip of rotor blade).  The location of each turbine was highlighted in their latest information leaflet is which also includes a number of photo montages of how the developer beliesite will look with the turbines installed.




































The consultation process is ongoing as we speak (whatever consultation means!!)  Banks have carried out a telephone survey in Denholme Village in order to gauge support/opposition to the plans, the results of which showed that people were unsure, but Banks said that anyone that said they were unsure of the plans were effectively in support of them.  As a result, Banks are pressing ahead with the development.

Please remember that with over 290 windfarm opposition groups throughout the country, our concerns are real and are shared by thousands of people in the UK.  We are not 'NIMBY's' as some people have accused us of being.  We are simply normal local people who are worried about the impact that such a development will have on our day to day lives.



*Source:- City of Bradford MDC - Local Development Framework for Bradford - Supplementary Planning Document: Volume 3 - Pennine Upland