A Conservative-led county council is set this week to become the first local authority in the UK to effectively ban the building of wind farms in its region.
Councillors on Lincolnshire Council's executive committee will meet on Wednesday to discuss the recommendation that all new onshore farms should no longer be permitted.
The council is expected to issue a position statement saying that new onshore developments should not be built within six miles of villages comprising more than 10 homes and provide new guidance introducing a presumption against allowing any more to be built.
The county authority does not have control of planning issues, which is handled by the district councils.
However, Lincolnshire County Council’s Environmental Scrutiny Committee had earlier recommended that the authority takes a much stronger position on wind farms.
Cllr Colin Davie, chairman of the committee, said: “Lincolnshire’s attractive landscape, its coastal and historic areas are the cornerstone of our tourism industry. A proliferation of wind farms would not only have a severe impact on the natural environment, it could also seriously jeopardise a major sector of our economy.
“Similarly, we think it’s unfair for residential areas to be blighted by wind farms, and are particularly concerned about the long-term damage caused to county roads during the construction and decommissioning of turbines.
“On top of this, onshore wind turbines are one of the least efficient ways of producing electricity. The fact that these developments are subsidised through energy bills is also contributing to the increase in ‘fuel poverty’, which currently affects a quarter of county homes.
“For these reasons, we’re recommending the county council resists the creation of any new wind farms in the county, and urge any company wishing to start a development here to think twice.”
And the authority's Conservative leader Martin Hill said he did not want the county to be covered by a "forest of the things".
"We have got them in Lincolnshire, we are not saying we are not going to have any more, but we feel we have already got 75 big turbines - we are talking about big things above 130 metres high, the latest ones the sort of size of the London Eye," he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.
"We have already got 75, there are several hundred in the pipeline, and really, as representing Lincolnshire, I don't think we want the whole county to be covered by a forest of the things."