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Deadline for objections to five mile fence

There are plans to build a five mile fence like this one Credit: ITV Border

Today is the deadline for objections to plans to build a five mile fence across part of the Lake District fells.

United Utilities says it needs the fence, near Thirlmere, to stop sheep from damaging the land and polluting water supplies.

Opponents say it would harm the landscape and that there isn't enough evidence to justify the plans.