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Anti-turbine campaign's 300 letters 

Residents opposing controversial plans to erect three giant wind turbines on the moors above Penistone have submitted 300 individual letters of objection to planners.

Villagers who do not want to see three giant 100 metre high turbines on land at Crow Edge, have formed an action group called CLOWT- Crow Edge Locals Opposing Wind Turbines – and have vowed they will still fight “tooth and nail” to prevent them ever being built.

Representatives from CLOWT yesterday handed in the letters of objection to Barnsley Council planning officials.

Lindsey Devons, who lives in Foxhole Grove, which is within 1,000 metres of the proposed site, said: “The fact that we have collected 300 letters from people in the surrounding rural communities in such a short space of time shows how strongly people feel about these plans.”

Banks Developments, which operates the landfill site near Hepworth Building Products at Crow Edge, says the three turbines would generate enough electricity to power 4,000 homes.

An existing windfarm of 13 turbines, which are 75 metres high, is already operating at nearby Royd Moor.

Banks project manager Rob Williams said: “The proposed development would make a significant contribution to addressing local requirements for renewable energy.

“We have undertaken extensive community consultations as part of developing this scheme and have taken feedback into account.”

What do you think of wind turbines? Email starletters@sheffieldnewspapers.co.uk or write to The Star, Letters, York Street, Sheffield, S1 1PU.


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