will be like 'alien invaders' claim wind
group of angry protesters who are fighting proposals for a new
wind farm in West Huntspill have this week issued this new photo
montage showing the size of the huge wind turbines which, they
claim, will appear like 'alien invaders' in the Somerset countryside.
group claims that the computer-generated image illustrates what
the 79m tall turbines would look like if they are built by energy
firm Ecotricity on land next to the Huntspill River.
Julie Trott from West Huntspill told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Photomontages
provided by Ecotricity to date have shown various views of the
site, however, these have all been taken from advantageous points,
such as from elevated positions like Puriton Hill or from a considerable
photomontages do not show the true scale of how these huge industrial
machines will dominate the landscape and people living nearby."
residents have been given a misleading picture of how the wind
farm proposed for The Huntspills will look."
is obvious that when taken from elevated positions the photomontages
created will show a more sympathetic view, whereas, in reality,
it will not be unlike living under the 'Alien Invaders' from H
G Well's 'War of the Worlds'."
added: "Our image, though, has been taken from the bridge
over the River Huntspill, on the A38 at base level."
"Due to the large financial benefits they stand to gain,
there is a seemingly head-long rush by companies and landowners
to install wind turbines in any available position, regardless
of the impact on quality of life, the environment and local wildlife."
although you may not be directly affected by the proposed Huntspill
wind farms, beware, turbines may soon be coming to a field by
recently claimed that if the plans are approved, its wind farm
would generate enough electricity to power over 7,810 homes and
save over 11,000 tonnes of CO2 each year.