A decision on whether a massive wind farm will be built in Ryedale has been delayed until May 27.
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has put the decision back on plans by RWE nPower to build 10 126-metre high turbines on land at West Heslerton, so the developers and Ryedale district council can comment on the latest planning guidance.
Campaigner Paul Stephens, of Moor Farm, West Heslerton, said: “The longer it goes on the better. Both public and political opinion are turning against them as they get to be more and more of them and it is costing the Treasury more and more. People say we have to harness what is free. My response to that is how come the electricity from them costs twice as much as conventional means?”
He added that there are more and more applications for “farm” turbines in the district with plans submitted for 25 turbines on his farm’s boundary.