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Controversial Atlantic Array wind farm plan ‘is in disarray’

Adam Walmesley — This is Cornwall — September 25, 2013

A Westcountry MP has said there is “growing momentum” against one of the biggest offshore wind farms in the world.

Conservative Geoffrey Cox spoke of a “very strong” surge of opposition in his Torridge and West Devon constituency as well as in North Devon over the controversial Atlantic Array project – a wind farm proposed off the Westcountry coast.

“People feel the burden of impact has been disproportionately placed on communities in Devon and yet, unlike in South Wales, it is unlikely to benefit us,” he said.

Mr Cox’s comments came yesterday evening after Torridge District Council performed a U-turn on Monday night over its decision to support the 240-turbine scheme.

The multi-billion pound project for the 220-metre high turbines built nine miles (16km) off the North Devon coast was rejected by North Devon Council earlier this month.  Read full article, here….

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