READERS will have heard Energy Minister John Hayes’s comments on wind turbines peppering the British countryside, referring to them as an “atavistic echo of dark satanic mills”.

The attempted invasion of Ryedale’s countryside by oversized commercial farm turbines has begun. We are now fighting this on the Wolds.

While 256 feet is three times higher than Flamborough Lighthouse, planning agents have submitted a turbine application of this height for Willerby Piggeries, near Staxton village and close to the international golf course at Ganton.

I ask everyone who moved to Malton and the surrounding area of Ryedale because it was a beautiful area, to add their objections to this Ryedale District Council planning application 12/01026/FUL.

You can object online or write to Ryedale District Council for the attention of Shaun Robson at

Act now before it is too late.

David Hinde Bempton.