Blimp protest held at site of planned wind farm near Burnham-On-Sea
group of residents near Burnham-On-Sea who are fighting two major
wind farm applications took their campaign to the skies on Monday
They launched a blimp hundreds of feet into the air above the
spot where the turbines could be built near East Huntspill.
Campaigners from the Huntspill Wind Farm Action Group launched
the balloon at the same height as the proposed turbines to show
residents and motorists the scale of the plans.
"The blimp will fly at 400ft, demonstrating the enormous
height these structures extend to," spokeswoman Julie Trott
Both EDF and Ecotricity say their turbines, which would be placed
near to the M5, would not spoil the landscape and are needed to
reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
Pictured: The blimp flying over the wind farm site on Monday