WESTERHOLT More than 1000 leaflets distributed and “many signatures” collected by its own account: Has The 1st May, a Wardenburger citizens’ initiative actively used to draw attention to their rejection of a third wind farm near Westerholt. “Two Wardenburger wind farms are enough” is the name of the initiative, which thus also describes the impact direction.

As a location for their action, the citizens chose the Wardenburger Town Hall Square, just a few meters from the umtref resting place of gourmet bike ride. “We have found that many of our interlocutors a high interest, but surprisingly little information is available,” Bruno Barsties takes stock. On their flyer and make it more supporters point out that the company IFE Eriksen wants to build a wind farm between the hamlets Achternmeer, Westerholt, Oberlethe, Achternholt, Benthullen and Harbern.

The citizens’ initiative is basically for renewable energy, however, consider the targeted location for the investor not likely to emphasize the three speaker of the initiative Bruno Barsties, Nils Naumann and Andreas Bochmann. They fear a “massive load” the quality of living for all people living in the vicinity of the 200 meter high wind turbines. This also means an impairment of property that are in view of a wind farm. Nature also have to suffer, especially for the nature reserve Benthullener mud, which serves, among other migratory birds as a resting place, will be charged in an unacceptable manner. As a further argument against a third wind farm citizens of possible faults through Shadow education, warning lights and low-frequency sound into the field.

As was to learn from circles of Wardenburger council parties, IFE Eriksen has issued invitations for an information session. Planners want to present their ideas of a new wind farm targeted members of the Council. At the invitation of the civic association Westerholt there had been a public information evening at the local community center in April. It is a normal process that opponents come forward in this type of project to word, evaluated IFE Board Heiner Willers recently against the NWZ development. The company is interested in open communication with all stakeholders.


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