Published: February 20, 2013
Blimp launched 400ft over proposed wind farm near Burnham-On-Sea

A 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.

The Huntspill Wind Farm Action Group, which has long campaigned against Ecotricity’s 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 Council’s 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


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