launched 400ft over proposed wind farm near Burnham-On-Sea
protest group that is fighting a proposed wind farm development
near Burnham-On-Sea has launched a huge air blimp 400ft over the
site - the same height as the proposed wind turbines.
Huntspill Wind Farm Action Group, which has long campaigned against
Ecotricitys bid to build four 120m wind turbines at Black
Ditch in West Huntspill, hopes that its blimp will draw attention
to the height of the proposed constructions.
The blimp, with the word 'no' on the side, is being flown from
Emerald Pool Fisheries for three days during this week's public
inquiry into Sedgemoor District Councils decision to reject
the wind farm scheme last April. The
blimp will also fly in May when the inquiry reconvenes.
"In flying the blimp we can emphasise the towering height
these industrial-sized wind turbines will be, dominating homes
in close proximity and the local landscape for miles around due
to the flat character of the Somerset Levels,"
campaigner Julie Trott told Burnham-On-Sea.com.