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Exmoor wind farm pow-wow  

Opponents of plans for 24 wind-turbines on the southern fringes of the Exmoor National Park are to hold a campaign meeting on Friday.

The meeting in Knowstone Village Hall at 7.30pm is being organised by the Two Moors Campaign and will be addressed by campaign group president, Lord Archie Hamilton.

Guest speakers include Rachael Thomas, chairman of the Exmoor Society, and Jane Davis who made national headlines this year after she claimed the noise from a wind farm forced her to move from her home in Spalding, South Lincolnshire.

“Jane Davis had to move out of her home because of the noise from a wind turbine site that she didn’t object to and never expected to cause her problems,” said campaign secretary, Caroline Harvey.

“There has never been a greater threat to the landscape and tranquillity of the area for such little gain.”

Applications for nine turbines at Batsworthy Cross, two at Cross Moor, and nine at Three Moors (Paul’s Moor, Wester Bullaford and West Moor) are currently under consideration with North Devon District Council. An application for a further four wind turbines, just across the border into Mid Devon, has just been submitted.

Plans for a 22-turbine site at Fullabrook have already been approved by the Government.

Opponents claim the costs to the landscape and the environment are not outweighed by the very small benefits of the turbines in carbon savings.

Mrs Harvey said campaign supporters should arrive early for the meeting and car share where possible.

North Devon Gazette

12 December 2007

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