Down wind

    A group of Doylestown residents have appealed to the Doylestown Council to reverse the approval for a windmill at the Central Bucks Ambulance and Rescue Unit.

     

    The group is asking for solar panels instead, as the Bucks County Courier Times reports, because the 60-foot windmill would exceed the 35-foot height limit in the zoning code.

    Because the ambulance company is in a residential area with such height restrictions, it applied for and received a variance to allow the windmill. Reversing the decision would mean foregoing a grant the comany received for the windmill, and losing the deposite its already placed on the structure. The company could not obtain a grant for solar panels.

    The zoning board’s ruling remains in tact for now.

    Feed the Feed: Would a windmill negatively affect the aesthetics of your neighborhood, and is that enough reason to fight against it?

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