Something Bord Failte needs to think about. Tourism is a huge income earner for Ireland.
A decade or so ago, the wind industry used to include claims about the tourism potential of their proposed wind farm in their planning documents.
For some reason, that pitch has been quietly removed from planning applications in recent years. Could it be that it’s not just the locals who hate the look of these things? Are tourists lodging in B&Bs next to wind farms driven nuts by incessant turbine generators low-frequency noise and infra-sound, in the same way as those forced to live with these things every day of their lives?
Whatever it is, the conclusion is pretty clear: tourists hate these things too and, quite reasonably, have elected to avoid them like the plague.
Tourists shun areas hit by wind turbine ‘blight’
The Sunday Times
16 July 2017
More than half of tourists to Scotland would rather not visit scenic areas dominated by man-made structures such…
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