held outside EDF wind farm exhibition in Burnham
residents who are opposed to controversial plans for a new wind
farm held a protest outside a power company's exhibition in Burnham-On-Sea
on Thursday (August 12th).
Supporters of the 'No Huntspill Wind Farms' group gathered outside
Burnham's Princess Theatre, as pictured, to hand out leaflets
and explain their stance to people visiting the exhibition.
Energy Renewables held the public exhibition to provide more information
about the project to build nine wind turbines on land next to
Withy Farm, near East Huntspill.
company hopes the proposed wind farm will generate enough power
for 10,000 homes a year, but protesters say they will be noisy,
spoil the countryside and hurt the wildlife.
Protester Stan Howlett told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "People
visiting today's exhibition have been very sympathetic to our
viewpoints - only two people during the whole day say they are
in favour of the proposed wind farm."
He said further protests will be held over coming weeks in an
effort to raise public awareness about the scheme.
Pictured above are wind farm protesters outside Thursday's
EDF exhibition at Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre