Four windmills are being built on the border of the municipality of Oldebroek, Hattem and Kampen. Whoever walks into the polder close to my house does not look away or overlook them. Well, 150 meters with a blade is not nothing. You have to be willing to pay for sustainability, right? Or is that a bridge too far?

THE MUNICIPALITY OF OLDEBROEK HAS PLANS FOR 7 WINDMILLS NEAR OUR VILLAGE.
THESE HAZARDS MUST BE 90 METERS HIGH WITH 60 METERS WICKS. FOR COMPARISON THE ABN TOWER AND THE ZWOLSE PEPPERBUS.
WE DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN. PROTEST AT THE MUNICIPALITY.

For example, on February 28, 2006, oldebroek.net reported. The file windmills in Oldebroek started in 2005 and the plans at the Van Werven company were already in the 20e century born. In my period as a councilor (from 2003) in the above municipality I have experienced a large part of the pre-history of the mills and I have gained great admiration for the perseverance of Mr. van Werven. Apparently he had to fight for 22 years before the mills were placed. Stand on it.

I will spare you the details of the history, but everyone will understand that windmills in the 20e and 21e century related to sustainability. Clean energy in a polluted world seems like a beneficial message for modern man. And yet… The funny thing was that most of the resistance came from people outside the municipality of Oldebroek and that environmental movements also resisted. I've heard parties take it up for pastures full of solar panels instead of the windmills in the name of preserving the landscape.

And now the ending. The 4 mills of 150 meters high are there. The rest of the provincial plans for installing windmills in the Veluwe seem to have failed because of the possible threats to the honey buzzard, a bird of prey that could potentially fly against the blades. And that after more than 20 years. How crazy can things get in this world...