MARSHLAND: Campaigners set to hold public meeting to discuss plans for a wind farm

CAMPAIGNERS fighting plans to build a wind farm in the Fens are set to hold a public meeting.Fenland Landscapes Against Turbines (FLAT) hopes people living in Marshland St James and surrounding villages will lobby for a public enquiry over the plan.Last

CAMPAIGNERS fighting plans to build a wind farm in the Fens are set to hold a public meeting.

Fenland Landscapes Against Turbines (FLAT) hopes people living in Marshland St James and surrounding villages will lobby for a public enquiry over the plan.

Last week Marshland Wind Farm made a formal application to the Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform to build 19 turbines between Marshland and the Middle Level Drain.

It said the development would have "little or no detrimental impact" on the surrounding area in terms of noise or its affect on wildlife such as migrating birds.


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But FLAT claims the application has not taken account of local opposition to the proposal and there will be "significant effects" on residents.

In a statement, it said: "Any sense of calm and isolation within this character area may be reduced."

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It is holding a public meeting at Tilney Village Hall at 7pm on Friday, November 14.

The move comes after a spokeswoman for West Norfolk Council, said: "It is important to not that the Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk is a consultee only and is not the determining authority in this instance - i.e. does not make the decision."

Anyone wishing to make a comment should send it to Gareth Leigh at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET or email gareth.leigh@berr.gsi.gov.uk quoting Marshland Wind Farm in any correspondence.

A copy of the documentation is available for viewing in the borough council's information centres in King's Lynn and Downham Market and at the towns' libraries.

The documentation is also available for viewing on the Borough Council's website at www.west-norfolk.gov.uk

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