Wind row in the Exe Valley

People living near a Mid-Devon valley say that a wind turbine proposed for the area will be a blight on the landscape. The structure is being proposed for the outskirts of Silverton in the Exe Valley.

Silverton residents opposed to new wind turbine

People living near to the site of a proposed wind turbine in Mid-Devon say that if it's built, it will be a blight on the landscape.

Developers say the turbine, planned for land on the outskirts of Silverton in the Exe Valley, would feed electricity into the National Grid.

But residents say if given the go-ahead, it could pave the way for more to be built in the area.

Claire Manning reports:

Wind row in the Exe Valley

People living near a Mid-Devon valley say that a wind turbine proposed for the area will be a blight on the landscape.

The structure - which would be 32 metres high, with blades reaching 45 metres - is being proposed for the outskirts of Silverton in the Exe Valley.

Farmers, Rosemary and John Short have lived here for 35 years and say if it is built, the turbine would overlook their property and be just 500 metres from their home.

The turbine itself would be positioned on a neighbouring farmer's land and energy from the turbine would go into the national grid.

Other residents say they too have concerns, that by building one turbine, a precedent will be set and the green light given to build more turbines in this area.

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