DO people in North Devon really know what they're going to be saddled with for the next half century? Have they any idea what's going to hit them?
When work on the Atlantic Array wind farm begins how many will desperately wish they had objected with all the passion that current protesters against this outrageous scheme are displaying today?
The Atlantic Array is the kind of project that an enemy country might inflict upon a vanquished nation.
We have seen how dictators build car factories on agricultural lands that were once the sole means of income for a conquered people. Nowadays the despots run vast corporations and their boot print is global. Moreover, those behind the proposed massive offshore power station do not care one single jot what those against it think.
They feign interest in public opinion but it is secondary to their purpose and will have no influence.
RWE is determined to impose the project upon this county and those living on the Gower Peninsula. Both money and the obsessive drive for profit are the prime considerations of this multinational. It is determined to construct a monstrous al-fresco industrial powerhouse that will still be disfiguring the landscape when our great-grandchildren are old men and women.
Who will permit this eyesore? We place our trust in the Government to protect England's heritage, not allow some German company to tread all over it.
Whose side are they on, these ministers? Would permission be given for a giant supermarket next to Stonehenge similar to the Pyramids eyesore, utterly ruined by commerce and fast food joints?
Perhaps we might one day see huge chemical plants in the middle of Exmoor. That would be nice, wouldn't it? Or maybe a steelworks at the centre of the Lake District together with a six-lane motorway.
Who cares what Britain looks like in the 21st century as long as some EU bureaucrats can tick a few boxes and shareholders of so-called "green" energy companies get their monthly dividend cheque?
The Atlantic Array has to be stopped dead in its tracks. The merciless, incessant thumping from pile-drivers will continue for years and around the clock until coastal residents of North Devon are driven mad. Giant corporations don't care how they desecrate Asian and South American countries: why should they have any qualms about wrecking Devon and its pretty little coastline?