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Last Updated: Monday, 26 April, 2004, 20:53 GMT 21:53 UK
Council supports "home turbines"
Individuals living on the Mendips are being encouraged to erect their own wind turbine capable of powering a single house or small business.

A meeting has been called on 27 April to set up a group of like-minded people to support each other through the process of installing a turbine.

Cllr Bill Mackay of Mendip District Council said: "We are keen to support renewable energy wherever appropriate."

The suitability of sites will be assessed through the planning process.

Cllr Mackey added: "Group action has proved very successful elsewhere in encouraging and supporting people to invest, and drawing in grant funding."


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