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Turbine protesters welcome meeting 

Anti-wind turbine group FLAT said it is pleased Marshland Windfarm Ltd has re-scheduled a public event at Marshland St James and is holding a consultation at Tilney St Lawrence.

The group said: “We hope these consultation evenings will be run along similar lines to the previous events and include representatives from the developers, turbine manufacturers, consortium and environmental consultants.”

The Marshland consultation is on Thursday, May 1, at the Jubilee Hall and Friday, May 2, at Tilney Village Hall – both from 4pm to 9 pm.

FLAT – Fenland Landscape Against Turbines – is urging people to attend and make their views known.

The proposal is for 19 turbines at Marshland and, since it was first mooted, it has sparked conflict in the village. This has included vandalism to property.

An inquest last year heard how landowner Richard Herbert committed suicide in a state of fear and anxiety over the backlash of the scheme among the village.

FLAT is calling for calm and democracy at the forthcoming meetings saying: “We would encourage you to let the developers know exactly what you think about the proposal – but please ensure that this is done in a calm and democratic way.

“Some of the recent unforgivable attacks of vandalism (on members of both sides of the debate) have shown that things are beginning to get out of hand.”

The group is hoping the consultation events will enable feelings in the area to calm down and members will be leaflet dropping various villages to make sure people are aware of the meetings.

Fenland Citizen

19 April 2008

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