TIME FOR A LIGHTER MOMENT COURTESY OF THANET EARTH
My thanks to an Acol contributor for these night shots from their back garden of the new Aurora Tenetis that comes to us courtesy of Thanet Earth. A more mundane description might be 'light pollution' on the grand scale, particularly when low cloudbase conditions occur.
So the rural village of Acol has many a night with an orange glow penetrating residents windows and if CGI implements its China Gateway scheme as approved in Oct 2008, this eerie glow will be matched by the sound of grinding gears and the thud of diesel engines.
As 'Strife' has reported before, Thanet Earth is effectively an industrial estate with light pollution at night and equal visual impact in the day, on the main approach to Thanet. What will be the light pollution and impact when all 7 glass-houses are up and running if this is the effect from just 3? Was it worth it all to create low-paid jobs for a work-force, predominantly recruited from Eastern Europe?
Thanet and its people ( or should I say a*******s) have had the environment ruined; an industrialised landscape (and now a similar seascape) and what has been the benefit in job creation for Thanet residents? Is there any benefit at all to Thanet from Thanet Earth?