Homestead’s views a sorry casualty

Homestead's views to be dominated by giant wind turbines


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Robin and Andrew Winterflood look across to a ridge where CWP Renewables wants to erect more than 70 turbines.

Robin and Andrew Winterflood look across to a ridge where CWP Renewables wants to erect more than 70 turbines.

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Bango wind farm looks set be approved, but locals are fuming.

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ROBIN and Andrew Winterflood look across the ridge that is the backdrop to their home “Laverstock”, at Kangiara, on the Southern Tablelands, and shudder at the thought of what their view could become.

If CWP Renewables has its way within a band of two to five kilometres from the Winterflood’s home there will be 71 wind turbines generating electricity for the national grid.

And each will be 200m tall.

This proves problematic to the Winterflood family.

The height of the proposed Bango Wind Farm towers near Kangiara will surpass that of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Residents protesting the proposal suggest the wind farm might not be welcome in a more heavily populated area.

The height of the proposed Bango Wind Farm towers near Kangiara will surpass that of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Residents protesting the proposal suggest the wind farm might not be welcome in a more heavily populated area.

The original 1860s homestead was updated by Sydney architects Green and Scott in the late 1920s and included a garden design that faces due east, directly onto the ridge on which CWP wants to build a 200 megawatt power station.

“Laverstock”, should CWP Renewables win its bid, will have more than a 180-degree view taking in most of the turbines.

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“Laverstock” is a significant sheep farming enterprise running Merinos and crossbreds for both wool and meat and lies within Yass Valley Shire.

The Winterfloods say their property’s value will be significantly reduced.

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