Wind Turbine Guidelines
Submitted by: bhsaccesscornwall 03 02 2013 12:08
The BHS has very clear guidelines in its leaflet on the siting turbines.See http://www.bhsaccesscornwall.org.uk/Wind%20Turbines.pdf
However the guidelines are not mandatory and planners seem reluctant to follow them. However Cornwall Council on the request of the BHS are updating their internal guidance and to potential developers to remind them of the guidelines and the implications for horses.
Submitted by: bhsaccesscornwall 03 02 2013 12:36
Many of such incidents do go unreported but with the seemingly uncontrolled proliferation of turbines, we do fear for the safety of riders and horses. It is therefore essential that all incidents are recorded else turbines will not be seen as a safety issue.
Please do report all riding accidents (or potentially serious incidents)on
www.horseaccidents.org.uk and/or to
Incident re Wind Turbine on Laneast Moor
Submitted by: R. 03 02 2013 12:19
I was riding my horse on a bridleway on Laneast moor towards the gate onto Lidcott lane when the wind turbine started rotating. My horse was terrified and bolted. I am a very experienced rider. Luckily managed to stop my horse without falling off. My horse is 16.2hh and I taught my 13 year old grandson to ride on her. She is a 17 year normally very quiet. She is regularly ridden on the A395. The A395 is a busy road, especially in the summer.
I will now have not to let anyone but myself ride my horse near the wind turbine again. The incident could have been much worse I and my was very