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Wind Farm Developers In The Hot Seat Tonight

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7:43am 13th January 2015

The people behind plans to build a windfarm on farmland near Charminster will be meeting with leading figures of the local community tonight.

Broadview Energy will be attending a community liaison group at Kingston Maurward College.

The idea is to answer any technical questions about the application.

The company say the 6 turbines at Slyers Lane would power 8,131 homes.

Tim Yark is from the campaign group called "No Slyers Lane Turbines Ltd".  He says their main problem with the proposals, is the aesthetic impact they will have on the environment.

"They'll be seen from Cuckoo Hill which is right by Hardy's birthplace.  You'll be able to see them from Maiden Castle and from Hardye's Monument.  They are very very big and they will dominate the scenery.  The bottom line is, these are in the wrong place."

"For the relatively small amount of electricity these turbines will deliver you have to balance in the harm that they will do.  Don't forget Dorset has just been voted one of the top 40 destinations to visit in the world.  Don't we want to keep that?"

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