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Dozens of protesters step out in battle over wind turbines  

Credit:  Grimsby Telegraph | June 02, 2014 | www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk ~~

Wind farm protesters gathered for a sponsored walk to raise awareness of the number of “unsightly monstrosities” being planned for the area.

There are currently plans in place to erect more than 100 wind turbines inland of the East Coast, prompting dozens of people to gather at St Mary’s, in Ludborough, for the walk.

John Loomes, 66, is chairman of Ludborough Opposes Windfarms and the collaboration of 13 local parish councils fighting the plans.

He said: “There are plans to build four turbines in Ludborough, which would measure 115 metres each. To put that into context, Lincoln Cathedral measures just 85 metres.

“We must do everything we can to stop these unsightly monstrosities being built.”

During the walk, participants were taken to a section of footpath showing a photographic montage of how the area would look if all the turbines were approved.

Walk organiser Janet Dixon, from Ludborough, said: “There could one day be a continuous line of turbines from Humberston to Chapel St Leonards. We oppose them because of their proximity to the villages and the sheer number of applications.”

Melvin Grosvenor, chair of the Marsh Windfarm Action Group (MWAG), said he was supporting the walk because it was vital to raise awareness of the impact of the turbines.

MWAG treasurer Dawn Jones, 50, from Tetney, added: “I wholeheartedly oppose the obliteration of our landscape by ineffective, costly measures to provide energy.

“Having a sponsored walk is a good way to raise the funds that we might need to appeal future planning applications.”

Fred Fortune, 75, Ludborough’s Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator, added: “I think wind turbines will lead to the industrialisation of our landscape.”

The current applications include plans for three turbines at Louth Canal, four at Damwells Farm, eight at Brick Yard Farm, two adjacent to Tetney Golf Club, eight at Bishopthorpe, three at Southfield Farm and 20 at Conisholme.

Source:  Grimsby Telegraph | June 02, 2014 | www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk

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