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Turbines will be six times size of Angel

Plans for 10 wind turbines six times the height of the Angel of the North which would be seen by thousands of motorists each day will be unveiled to the public next week. ...Peter Wood, chairman of Bishopton Parish Council and Parishes Against Wind Turbines, said people in the area have had enough. "What you are looking at is an area which is concentrated and will be blighted with these machines," he said.

Plans for 10 wind turbines six times the height of the Angel of the North which would be seen by thousands of motorists each day will be unveiled to the public next week.

E.ON UK, the British arm of the German power giant E.ON, is staging two exhibitions for a proposed A1 wind farm close to the A1 motorway in County Durham.

The company says the scheme, which would be made up of 10 turbines 400 feet high that could produce enough power for around 11,000 homes, would be located at Great Stainton near Sedgefield.

The exhibitions will be held at Ceddeseld Hall, Rectory Row, Sedgefield on Tuesday, August 12, between 2pm and 8pm and Stillington Youth and Community Centre, Lowson Street, Stillington on August 13 at the same time.

Turbines for the project would be up to 125m high - the Angel is 20m tall - and the energy company say that, if approved, the scheme would displace the emission of around 23,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year.

E.ON already owns and operates the High Volts, Holmside and Harehill wind farms in County Durham, and has permission to build another scheme at Butterwick Moor near Sedgefield.

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Plans for 10 wind turbines six times the height of the Angel of the North which would be seen by thousands of motorists each day will be unveiled to the public next week.

E.ON UK, the British arm of the German power giant E.ON, is staging two exhibitions for a proposed A1 wind farm close to the A1 motorway in County Durham.

The company says the scheme, which would be made up of 10 turbines 400 feet high that could produce enough power for around 11,000 homes, would be located at Great Stainton near Sedgefield.

The exhibitions will be held at Ceddeseld Hall, Rectory Row, Sedgefield on Tuesday, August 12, between 2pm and 8pm and Stillington Youth and Community Centre, Lowson Street, Stillington on August 13 at the same time.

Turbines for the project would be up to 125m high - the Angel is 20m tall - and the energy company say that, if approved, the scheme would displace the emission of around 23,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year.

E.ON already owns and operates the High Volts, Holmside and Harehill wind farms in County Durham, and has permission to build another scheme at Butterwick Moor near Sedgefield.

E.ON's project developer, Charlie Ratten said: "We'd encourage everyone with an interest in the scheme to come down, have a look at the information we've got there and just chat through the proposals.

"We believe this is a great place for a wind farm and I'm sure that many local people will be very supportive of the project."

But local people point out that two more companies want to build 21 turbines between them in the same area close to Sedgefield.

Peter Wood, chairman of Bishopton Parish Council and Parishes Against Wind Turbines, said people in the area have had enough. "What you are looking at is an area which is concentrated and will be blighted with these machines," he said.


Source: http://www.journallive.co.u...

AUG 4 2008
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