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Councillor against M1 wind farm plan  

Credit:  By Jonathan Reilly, Herald & Post, www.northantshp.co.uk 25 November 2010 ~~

A councillor has said she is against a proposed wind farm, as it may cause accidents on the nearby M1.

The site, to the east of Roade, is being managed by Wind Prospect Developments Limited which is inviting local people to a public exhibition at Roade Bowls Club on Wednesday, December 1, to look at the plans.

South Northants Cllr Sally Townsend said: “I would be against these proposals. Positioning these wind farms so close to the M1 may cause people to slow down, and there are enough accidents as it is.

“I don’t think wind farms have a good carbon footprint, as they are built elsewhere and transported in.

They also produce enough energy to justify the blight on the landscape.” Wind Prospect Develop ments Limited say the purpose of the exhibition is to allow locals to hear the benefits of such a farm, before submitting a formal application at the site in early 2011.

Alastair Smith, development and planning manager at WPDL, said: “An enormous amount of work has gone into the identification and evaluation of this site, but whilst most people welcome the growth of renewable energy, we recognise that some people have concerns about a wind farm in their local environment.

“We are therefore keen to learn the views of the local people and to answer any questions that they may have.

“In addition to the exhibition, we will also send a newsletter to all residents within 3km of the proposed site.”

Source:  By Jonathan Reilly, Herald & Post, www.northantshp.co.uk 25 November 2010

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