Winchester Lib Dem Prospective MP backs wind turbine plans

Liberal Democrat Prospective MP for Winchester, Martin Tod, has backed proposals for 3 wind turbines to power a local nursery business outside Crawley near Winchester.

Derek Taylor & Martin Tod discuss wind turbines

Martin Tod near the site of the proposed turbine with Derek Taylor, who is applying to build the three turbines.

Local business, Kirton Farm Nurseries, on the Stockbridge Road near Crawley, is home of the Hairy Pot Plant Company, which provides eco friendly, sustainable and ethically produced cottage garden plants and herbs grown in hairy coir pots to individual businesses across much of the south of England.

Commenting on the plans, Martin Tod, said:

The draft plans are excellent. I wish some of the ones we saw for buildings in the city were as good.  It’s a brilliant location with lots of wind and is barely visible to nearby residents.  This is exactly the kind of countryside innovation we should be supporting.  The Winchester district has one of the higher carbon footprints of any area in the UK and we need to be taking a lead with this kind of initiative.

Details of the plans are available online at

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