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Fight against wind farm continues
Your Energy now plans to build eight wind turbines on the site
Protesters have pledged to continue their fight against a Lincolnshire wind farm - even though a renewable energy firm has scaled down the proposals.

At a public inquiry a planning inspector rejected a scheme for ten turbines at Laughton near Gainsborough.

London-based Your Energy now wants to erect eight turbines on the same site and says it is confident the wind farm will be operational in two years.

But local people say they passionately oppose the whole scheme.

We need wind turbines but we've got to look at where we're putting them
Dick Bird, wind turbine action group
Dick Bird from the Laughton and Scottern wind turbine action group said: "This doesn't change the fact that the wind farm will spoil the view which is the principal reason people are fighting the proposal.

"People are passionate about this. We want to save the planet and we need wind turbines but we've got to look at where we're putting them. Why can't we find a brownfield site for them?"

He added: "Each turbine is about the size of Lincoln cathedral. Imagine eight Lincoln cathedrals - it would just spoil everything.

"The action group will be putting in letters of objection. We don't consider anything has changed."

Richard Mardon, managing director of Your Energy, said: "The only reason the planning inspector turned down the appeal was the proximity of two turbines to Laughton village. We've removed them from the plans.

"We've done everything we can to make this an acceptable scheme."


SEE ALSO:
Firm to resubmit its turbine plan
02 Feb 06 |  Lincolnshire
Wind farm fails to get permission
05 Aug 04 |  Lincolnshire
Decision on wind farm proposals
04 Aug 04 |  Lincolnshire


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