Boost for wind turbines opponents
Campaigners against a proposed windfarm in north Devon are claiming a small victory in preventing the turbines.
A report by Devon County Council's environment director says the impact on the environment far outweighs the renewable energy benefits.
January 25, 2006
in BBC News
West Devon planners are due to consider the proposal for nine turbines at Den Brook, near North Tawton on 31 January.
Maureen Thomson, of Den Brook Valley Wind Turbine Action Group said the report made her optimistic.
She said: "We're not there yet, but this gives us hope.
"We have said all along that the benefits are very minor compared with the devastating affect on this beautiful countryside."
The turbines will stand 120m (394ft) high to the tips of their blades and will provide enough electricity for 10,000 homes.
Rachel Ruffle, project manager for windfarm developers Renewable Energy Systems, said... [continue via Web link]