Throw out turbine plans, district urged

CAMPAIGNERS are urging Mid Suffolk to throw out plans for a multi-million pound wind farm, fearing it will irreversibly damage the countryside.

CAMPAIGNERS are urging Mid Suffolk to throw out plans for a multi-million pound wind farm, fearing it will irreversibly damage the countryside.

Suffolk Preservation Society (SPS) says the proposal, earmarked for land next to Potash Lane at Wyverstone, near Stowmarket, would dominate its surroundings and have a significant and adverse impact on the quality of life of people living nearby.

The society has now urged planners at Mid Suffolk Council to refuse the application which, if built, would be visible for miles.

Mid Suffolk District Council had already given the go ahead for a 70 metre high wind monitoring mast at Wyverstone, which has now led to an application for two 130m turbines which would provide electricity to more than 3,600 homes.


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Richard Ward, society director, said: “Approving plans for two 130m high wind turbines would irreversibly damage a section of quintessential Suffolk countryside.”

Andy Hilton, managing director of Norfolk based Wind Power Renewables and the man behind the project, believes they will be beautiful structures despite massive opposition.

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