Angry residents, fiercely opposed to a four-turbine wind farm in the Purbeck countryside, have gathered in a show of defiance.
Around 60 people, including members of the Purbeck Campaign to Protect Rural England and Dorset Against Rural Turbines, met at Stokeford’s Primrose Farm on Saturday.
They took along placards calling for Purbeck District Council to refuse plans for the 125-metre turbines, and even flew a blimp to show how high the turbines will be.
District councillors have already agreed they are minded to approve permission for the Alaska Wind Farm, at Master’s Quarry, East Stoke.
However, following the wave of public interest in the scheme, they decided to impose a string of conditions – including noise restraints – on developers Infinergy.
District planners will finally rule on the wind farm at a crunch meeting which takes place on March 31.
Purbeck CPRE chairman Terry Stewart said: “The purpose of this demonstration is to express the strong feeling from so many residents in Purbeck to the desecration of this beautiful landscape. It is very much all to play for on March 31.”
Meanwhile, Infinergy boss Herbert Lindlahr remains confident of meeting the ‘tough conditions’ imposed by district officials.
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