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Last Updated: Wednesday, 28 July, 2004, 05:14 GMT 06:14 UK
Wind turbine plans to be debated
View of the land near Hinkley
The site is near a nuclear power station
A public meeting is being held on Wednesday to discuss plans for a wind farm in Somerset.

Your Energy is due to submit a planning application next week for 12 turbines near the nuclear power station at Hinkley Point.

The meeting is being held at Nether Stowey Church Centre from 1930 BST.

Groups for and against the proposals are expected to speak and councillors and local MPs have been invited to the debate.

Charles Sandham, director of Your Energy, told BBC News Online: "We will submit our application to West Somerset District Council next week, which has a statutory period of 16 weeks to make a decision.

"It is for 12 turbines stretching westwards from the power station, with the first turbine a few hundred yards from the main gate.

"They then have to be 320 to 360 metres apart."

Greenpeace says the turbines would power 20,000 homes.




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