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U.K. –Green light for £365m ‘blight on the countryside’

Luke Salkeld — Daily Mail — May 9, 2012

Green light for £365m ‘blight on the countryside’ as Government gives go-ahead to Britain’s biggest wind farm

  • Campaigners fear project will cause irreversible damage to countryside
  • Each of the 76 turbines will be taller than the London Eye and will be among the highest in Europe
  • Wind farm will be spread across up to 155 acres of countryside

A hugely expensive and controversial wind farm was given the government’s go-ahead yesterday, building a permanent ‘blight on the countryside’, campaigners said.

The £365million project, the biggest ever in England and Wales, will involve erecting 76 turbines – each of which will stand 475ft tall.

Countryside lovers, who have been fighting the proposal for almost two decades, said the farm would be ‘ugly’ and ruin the local landscape of hills and valleys.

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