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Wind turbines discussed at exhibition 

People were last night urged to visit an exhibition showing plans for a new wind farm so their views can be taken into account.

Developers want to build 19 turbines on low-lying farmland between Marshland St James and Outwell.

Marshland Wind Farm Limited (MWFL) put artists’ impressions of the scheme on show at Outwell Village Hall yesterday.

Bruce Pittingdale, consultant to MWFL, said: “We are holding these three consultation exhibitions to give people their say whether it is positive or negative. There have been strong feelings about this and this is the chance for people to have a chat and find out more.”

Pensioner Josie Wybrow said the turbines would be 1km from her home in Stow Road, Outwell.

She said: “We are not happy about it. We came to the country for peace and quiet. We feel we are fighting a losing battle.”

Neighbour Helen Richmond, also retired, said: “I don’t think they are energy efficient we were horrified when we found out they would be near us.

“The biggest concern will be the visual impact and how will they manage to travel down the road to install them. I just don’t want to be looking at them close-up.”

In May, father-of-three Richard Herbert, 47, who was part of the consortium, drowned himself in the Middle Level Drain.

An inquest recorded a verdict of suicide after hearing he had no history of mental illness, but had become anxious and depressed as protests mounted.

David McGuffog of protest group FLAT – Fenland Landscape Against Turbines – said he planned to view the exhibition but there were no protests planned.

“I think people will attend individually themselves there will be no group gathering and I will be attending by myself and I want to see where they will be situated,” he said.

Developers say surrounding villages could receive a windfall of up to £500,000 to improve community facilities if the plans get the go-ahead.

MWFL says a planning application will be submitted once the views of surround residents have been taken into account.

A second consultation event will be held tonight (Tue) at Emneth Village Hall from 4pm until 9pm and then on Friday at Marshland St James Village Hall from 4pm until 9pm.

From Monday, March 17, the exhibition will be placed for one week in the foyer of RJ Herbert Middle Drove, Marshland St James.

The Wisbech Standard

11 March 2008

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