After the publication of various conflicting accounts by the Telegraph and others (see below) regarding the position of its chairman, Sir Simon Jenkins, and the Trust itself, Sir Simon Jenkins clarifies the position of the National Trust on this subject below:
“I can assure you the Guardian story was rubbish, but then so was the Telegraph headline. There has been no change of policy. We are basically against these things wherever they might intrude on the landscape, and are currently protesting against more farms than I can name, including the Atlantic Array in the Bristol Channel and various outrages in Northamptonshire. We have a few small turbines on our land where farmers use them for themselves.
Fear not for the Trust, only for the countryside!”
Sir Simon kindly added today: “You can quote me anywhere you like, especially on wind farms!”