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Normandy wind farm would ‘blight British D-Day memorial’  

Credit:  Charles Bremner | The Times | Thursday March 31 2022 | www.thetimes.co.uk ~~

Villagers in Normandy are fighting plans for a wind farm sited 800m from the Commonwealth war cemetery by the British D-Day landing beaches.

Councillors in Bazenville, near Bayeux, voted this week to contest the scheme, which it is said would disturb the sanctity of the Ryes War Cemetery, where 652 Commonwealth servicemen and 335 Germans are buried.

Opponents say the eight 150m turbines could be seen three miles away at the British Normandy Memorial, which was opened last June at Ver-sur-Mer and overlooks Gold beach, where British forces landed on June 6, 1944.

“We are on a plain, so wherever you are you’ll see the masts,” Marcel Dubois, the mayor of Bazenville, said. Benoît André, head of a group defending the environment around Bayeux, told

Source:  Charles Bremner | The Times | Thursday March 31 2022 | www.thetimes.co.uk

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