UK wind energy development met by resistance

24 Aug 2010
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UK wind energy development met by resistance

A new wind energy development in Wiltshire has been opposed by a parish council in the affected area.

South Marston Parish Council agreed to battle against plans to build three wind turbines close to residential housing in the area.

They would be located at Honda's plant in Swindon and used to power the facility rather than traditional sources of UK energy.

Stratton St Margaret Parish Council has already leant its support to the plans but Neil Burchell, the chairman of Ill Wind, said South Marston has listened to the views of residents who live close to the proposed site.

Stuart Young, the vice chairman of South Marston Parish Council, said: "Although supportive of the concept of renewable energy generation, we wanted to ensure that we understood the rationale behind this application and the arguments for and against."

Chris Huhne, the energy and climate change minister, recently announced reform of the UK energy system, with local authorities now able to sell any excess power they produce to the National Grid. 

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