East Yorkshire MP Greg Knight is calling for a moratorium on all new wind turbine development across the East Riding.
Government figures just released reveal that East Yorkshire has had more applications for large onshore wind farms than anywhere else in Britain over the past decade.
Mr Knight said: “I am not surprised that the East Riding is being targeted by developers who are attracted by the area’s wide open spaces and relatively inexpensive land. Regrettably these profiteers are unconcerned about the desecration caused by wind farms to the views across the Yorkshire Wolds”.
Mr Knight added: “People living in East Yorkshire are well aware that we are shouldering more than our fair share of wind farms. There should now be a moratorium on further developments here”.
Last month the Coalition Government cut the subsidy available to onshore wind developers by 10 per cent. Mr Knight has welcomed this move but said he wants to see it removed altogether: “There is no doubt that the subsidy available to the developers is what is driving them. We should be looking at other options. Wave power, for example, is a developing technology which is much less obtrusive.”