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Two wind farms are given approval
Wind turbines
Villagers say the wind farm site is too close to houses
Two wind farms are to be built in South Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, the government has announced.

Energy minister Malcolm Wicks approved plans for 39 turbines to be developed at Thorne near Doncaster and 22 to be situated at Keadby, North Lincolnshire.

The two sites are believed to be among the biggest created in the region.

But the decision has angered local campaign group, North Action Against Wind Farms ( NAAWF) who have battled to get the plans stopped.

Ian Platt from NAAWF said: "It is just going to destroy this area. It is totally against democracy.

"Wind farms will ruin the land and wildlife around here."

The 85 megawatt wind farm at Keadby will produce enough electricity to power up to 38,000 homes.

The Thorne site run by E.ON will provide electricity for 22,000 homes.

A spokesman for Renewable Energy Systems which is responsible for the site in Keadby,said: "It is a very sensitive design, which is in compliance with local planning criteria."

A third wind farm has been approved in the Thames Estuary.

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