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Turbine plan to reduce power bill

Artist's impression of turbines as seen from the road bridge over the M49 near Hallen village
The maximum height of the turbines would be 430ft (131m)

Two wind turbines on the Bristol Channel coast located near Avonmouth could provide 20% of the electricity used by Bristol City Council.

The council said it spends more than 5m a year on providing electricity for council buildings and street lights.

The proposed location for the turbines is near Severn Road on the former Shell oil tank site.

A city council spokesman said the site is around a third of a mile (500m) distant from the nearest home.

A public exhibition is to be held on 8 April at Avonmouth Community Centre to explain the proposal.




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