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Wind turbine plans are submitted
Wind farm
Opponents say the wind farm would destroy the coastline
A planning application has been submitted for a wind farm in Somerset, the BBC has learnt.

The plans have caused controversy with local residents, who claim the turbines would threaten the destruction of the coastline.

The 12 West Hinkley turbines would stand at around 100 metres tall and could help make up part of the government target for renewable energy.

Your Power says it expects a decision within 16 weeks of the application.

The turbines will be 320 to 360 metres apart.

Greenpeace says they would power 20,000 homes.




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