Plans for a six-turbine wind farm on high farmland in west Cumbria will go on show tomorrow.
Renewable Energy Systems Ltd wants to build the 100-metre turbines at Hill Farm, between Tallentire and Gilcrux.
The firm hopes to lodge a planning application with Allerdale Council in the next few weeks.
The public exhibition being staged in Gilcrux village hall between 3pm and 8pm tomorrow gives local people the chance to view the proposals and make their comments.
But the plans have already run into some opposition.
Rod Coy is a member of the Tallentire Area Action Group, which protested against plans for wind farms near the village last year.
He is annoyed that the company only sent details of the consultation to residents a week in advance and that plans are again being made for turbines in the area.
Mr Coy, of Dovenby, said: “Allerdale will be swamped by wind turbines at the expense of the landscape. It is unacceptable.
“There are significant views that this should not be going ahead.
“It is unacceptable that a five-hour consultation is being held on a working day. I only got my flyer on Tuesday with a week’s notification.
“I will definitely be going to the consultation along with thousands of others.”
Alastair Clarke, of Tallentire, who lives close to Hill Farm, said: “I will look out of my window and see them. I am in two minds.
“A part of me says we have to do something about the environment, but part of me says not in my backyard.”
Renewable Energy Systems claims the wind farm will bring significant environmental benefits.
Tom Fewster, the firm’s project manager, said: “We firmly believe this is an excellent location for harnessing the natural and abundant power of the wind without causing adverse impacts on the surrounding environment or local residents.”
By Dave Gudgeon
5 September 2007
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