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Copmanthorpe wind farm campaigners protest against mast plans  

Credit:  By Mark Stead, Political Reporter, The Press, /www.yorkpress.co.uk 15 June 2011 ~~

Hundreds of campaigners marched along country lanes near York today to protest against plans for a mast which they fear will pave the way for a wind farm near their homes.

Decision day is looming for green energy firm Banks Renewables’ proposals to install a 70-metre monitoring structure in a field at Copmanthorpe as it considers building five huge turbines at the site.

The mast application will go before City of York Council’s west and city centre area planning sub-committee tomorrow, with officers having recommended it for approval.

But Copmanthorpe residents today greeted members of the committee with a “peaceful protest” as they arrived at Colton Lane to visit the site where the mast will be placed if it is given the go-ahead. The campaigners plan to repeat the exercise outside the Guildhall ahead of tomorrow’s meeting.

* For a full report on today’s protest, see The Press on Thursday.

Source:  By Mark Stead, Political Reporter, The Press, /www.yorkpress.co.uk 15 June 2011

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