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Anger over proposed wind turbines in Copmanthorpe

Wind Turbines

4:52pm 15th June 2011
(Updated 4:53pm 15th June 2011)

Local residents in Copmanthorpe are up in arms over proposed wind turbines being built in their village.

Hundreds of them have marched along country lanes near York today (Wednesday 15th June 2011) to protest against plans for a mast which they fear will pave the way for a wind farm near their homes.

Decision day is looming for green energy firm Banks Renewables’ proposals to install a 70-metre monitoring structure in a field in Copmanthorpe.

In total it wants to build five huge turbines at the site.

The mast application will go before the City of York Council's West and City Centre Area Planning Sub-Committee tomorrow.

MInster FM understands officers have recommended it for approval.

But Copmanthorpe residents today greeted members of the committee with a “peaceful protest” as they arrived at Colton Lane to visit the site where the mast will be placed if it is given the go-ahead.

The campaigners plan to repeat the exercise outside the Guildhall ahead of tomorrow’s meeting.

For Minster FM Matt James went out to speak to them:


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