Protection of Northumberland’s Landscapes
Against the background of the County Council’s intransigence and the intensification of the ‘climate change’ debate, the Society is again concerned at the risks posed to the County’s landscapes by inappropriate wind turbine development.
It therefore plans a study of an area of North Northumberland (Area A on the map) with a view to its local designation as an Area of High Landscape Value. The study will be definitive in terms of the area actually surveyed and we hope will serve as a pilot for the application of the methodology to a wider area (or other areas of the County).
Our briefing note and map (see below) explain more fully how the report emanating from the study will assist the protection of the County’s treasured landscapes.
Thanks to some very generous initial donations, we have so far raised £17,000, leaving a current shortfall of about the same amount.
If you would like to make a donation to this fund, please download, print and complete our Donor Form and send it to our Jesmond address.
(Page updated November 2019)
Photo: Old Bewick, in the heart of our proposed landscape study area. (Credit: Wikipedia)