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Wind farm protesters make feelings known to Lichfield planning chiefs

Residents packed into the meeting about a new wind turbine near Haunton

Residents packed into the meeting about a new wind turbine near Haunton

People living in villages around the site of a proposed wind farm have “inundated” Lichfield District Council with objections over proposals to build four wind turbines.

The plans for the 420ft turbines near Haunton have been strongly criticised by loca residents but planning chiefs will only make a final decision on the scheme in September.

Staffordshire County Councillor Matthew Ellis (Cons, Lichfield Rural East) has been supporting locals in their efforts to make their objections heard. He said:

“This proposal would see four of the largest wind turbines ever constructed on mainland UK . Whatever people’s views are on the merits of wind energy, this wind farm would change forever the countryside around Lichfield and Tamworth with the turbines visible from as far as five miles away.

“It is vital that the wider community make their views known on this application to the district council immediately.”

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  1. Wiegand

    10th August, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    The Wind farm protesters are fighting the good battle, a battle that millions should undertake. Despite media bias and ignorance, educated people have to get organized and reject the propeller style wind turbine. The industry will not move away from these killers unless they are forced to. Across the world organized efforts by concerned citizens are winning battles every day against this industry. They want to put a stop to the millions of birds are slaughtered each year by these turbines. Especially the rare and endangered species. I encourage everyone to research this. If they do, they will find that the industry is corrupt to the core and these turbines have a tremendously negative environmental footprint.

  2. mikeyboy

    12th August, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    what a load of codswallop ,the propeller blades do not move around as fast as say a jet engine like your suggesting i doubt any bird injuries or fatalities even occur due to this.

    how can renewable energy be negative to the environment? not to mention the jobs created by this how can that be a bad thing!

  3. Wiegand

    12th August, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Hey mikeyboy or I should say knothead, the blade tips move 220mph. This is a fact.