From: Charles Taylor, Hemingfield, Barnsley.
Good news indeed that the application for a wind turbine at Flamborough Head has been turned down (Yorkshire Post, July 5).
It is to be hoped that residents in any other area similarly threatened will take heart from this latest ruling and demonstrate that determined opposition can get the desired result.
However, in the continuing campaign against onshore turbines, it must be understood that it is not only Areas of Natural Beauty and the like that are worthy of being spared.
The proponents of further installations seem to imply that those living anywhere other than a beauty spot won’t mind or even notice a bit more despoliation of their area.
In fact, onshore wind turbines are not acceptable anywhere, and those living in less salubrious places should in fact be entitled to the greater consideration in the preservation of their living environment.
Grey area over new versions
From: Michael Iveson, Summerbridge, Harrogate.
I have always felt uncomfortable when classical works have been tinkered with to produce a modern version. For example, I never enjoy a Shakespeare play in modern dress and setting.
However, that pales into insignificance when I read that a publisher of adult fiction is planning an erotic makeover of works by the Brontës and Jane Austen, following the success of 50 Shades Of Grey, which seems to indicate a desire for such fiction.
Surely it is sacrilege to meddle with great works in this way, and a sad reflection on the reading public.