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Protest over wind turbine plans in York

Artist's impression of the wind turbie planned for Upper Poppleton Photo: earthmill.co.uk

Residents of a village in York are protesting against proposals for a wind turbine near their homes.

Villagers in Upper Poppleton claim the installation of a wind turbine on Grange Farm on Hodgson Lane would spoil the look of the area because of it's position, cause too much noise and affect local businesses negatively.

Earthmill Solutions Ltd say that the wind turbine will be a source of renewable energy and will enable the farm to sustain itself financially as well as continue to conduct business with the environment in mind.

Representatives of the company say the windmill will not be visually intrusive, despite the windmill reaching 46 metres. According to Earthmill Solutions Ltd, the turbine will only be seen from local roads.

A decision is to be made by City of York Council next month.