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Residents say no to wind farm  

Angry villagers turned out in force last night to protest against plans to site a wind farm in the South Devon countryside.

Cornwall Light and Power (CLP) has submitted plans to build three, 90m high wind turbines at Goveton, near Kingsbridge in South Devon.

The turbines will provide 1.3MW each, enough to power 2,000 homes.

CLP has resurrected an application submitted, and then withdrawn, by Npower in January last year. It carried out extra studies, which the old proposal lacked, before submitting the application to South Hams District Council.

However, it has drawn strong opposition from people living near the site, who have raised fears about noise, effects on health, the visual impact and the possible loss of tourism.

Last night, Buckland tout Saints parish council held an extraordinary meeting to discuss the project.

Resident Jeremy Smith said: “If this application is passed it will be the thin end of the wedge for Devon – we must stop it.”

7 February 2007


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