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Calderdale Wind Farm – A Hostile Act?

Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge, Wednesday 15 May at 7.30pm

The Pennine Heritage Trust in partnership with Hebden Bridge Literary and Scientific Society and Stop Calderdale Wind Farm ( are hosting a Public Forum to raise awareness about the environmental and cultural issues of the proposed Calderdale Wind Farm on Walshaw Moor. Five well-informed speakers will share their knowledge and insights into the potential consequences of this massive industrial development on the countryside, wildlife, communities and literary heritage of the Calder Valley. Topics will include the impact of the Wind Farm on protected moorland habitats and wildlife, the rich bird life of Walshaw Moor, increased flood risk, carbon footprint of construction project and the poetic legacy of Ted Hughes. Following the presentations, the audience will be invited to participate in an open discussion.


Horatio Clare – Nature and Travel Writer and Broadcaster

Dr Steve Ely – Poet and Chair of the Ted Hughes Network (University of Huddersfield)

Andy MatherEcologist from Halifax Scientific Society

 Calderdale Wind Farm: Potential implications for our upland birds

Carl LawrenceProfessor Emeritus (University of Leeds – Engineering)

Wind farms on Peat: The Green Debate

Venue: Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 8DG

Date: Wednesday 15 May 2024 at 7.30pm

All Welcome. Free Admission. No Advance Booking but seating limited to 350. Please note, there is very limited parking at the Birchcliffe Centre, so please park in Hebden Bridge.