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Community fears wind turbines too close to homes  

Credit:  ABC News, www.abc.net.au 22 February 2011 ~~

The Moorabool council wants Planning Minister Matthew Guy to guarantee turbines in the proposed Pykes Hill wind farm will be placed at least two kilometres from houses.

Last year, the council rejected a planning application for the three-turbine farm near Ballan.

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal will hear an appeal in May.

Councillor Pat Toohey says it wants the Minister to call-in the application to ensure it adheres to the new State Government’s wind farm policy.

“Council is quite concerned, as is the community, and the community have voiced this opinion to us, that they don’t think it’s appropriate to have wind farm developments close to residential homes, and given that there’s 17 homes within two kilometres of the proposed wind turbines, we found it appropriate that Minister Guy adjudicate on this one himself,” he said.

Source:  ABC News, www.abc.net.au 22 February 2011

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