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Wind turbine proposals for town

Three sites around a Suffolk town have been proposed for the construction of wind turbines.

Ipswich Borough Council said it has earmarked land at Thorrington hall, each side of the A14 at Ravenswood, and at the Bury Road park and ride site.

The council is to invite developers to construct one or two turbines at each site, with five wind turbines giving the Ipswich 4% of its energy.

Views of residents are to be gathered on the scheme, the council said.

Louise Gooch, an Ipswich Borough councillor, said: "This is an important part of our green agenda.

"The East of England aims to provide 10% of its energy from renewable sources by 2010 and we want Ipswich to play its full part.

"Building wind turbines would also enable Ipswich to slash its carbon footprint."

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