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Protesters leading the fight against wind turbines for Mawdesley are warning villagers they only have until Wednesday to object.

Chorley Council has set a November 1 deadline for comments about Mr Damian Culshaw’s proposals for three turbines on Mawdesley Moss.

A group of residents ““ Mawdesley Against Wind Farms ““ has been canvassing support for its protest.

The group says the turbines will ruin the landscape, which is open land between Mawdesley and Rufford and Croston.

Each turbine would be the height of a 20-storey block of flats, they add, and would need anchoring in a bed of 1,000 tons of concrete.

The group is worried that if this application is successful, more will be follow and the group of turbines would grow in number.

It is also worried about the noise that would be generated by the huge turbine arms moving in the wind.

To demonstrate its opposition it has used a picture of a large turbine from the Black Law wind farm in South Lanarkshire ““ one of 42 on the site ““ which rises to a height of 110 metres, towering over nearby houses.

“This subsidised wind turbine is larger than the ones currently proposed for Mawdesley Moss but only by 25%.

Once a wind farm is approved there is no telling what size and how many turbines could be placed on the moss at a later date,” the group adds.

It says electricity generated will go into the national grid rather than to local supplies and is urging people to contact development control officer Mrs W Gudger at Chorley Council before November 1.


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