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Bodham turbine considered an eyesore by Sheringham Town Council

PUBLISHED: 11:23 13 June 2012

Controversial plans to build a wind turbine in north Norfolk have been opposed by a town council.

The plans were put forward by Genatec, a family-run company which own Pond Farm off New Road at Bodham where the turbine was proposed.

Genatec had said it would invest thousands of pounds in landscaping by planting hedgerows and woodland and it would also have made yearly donations to Bodham, West Beckham and Baconsthorpe churches.

The plans for the turbine mast would have seen the structure built at 60m tall, with the tip of blade reaching 86.5m.

But Sheringham Town Council councillors slammed the proposals last night (Tuesday), at a meeting of the full council, and said the turbine would be “detrimental to the rural landscape.”

Peter Cox said: “We already have 88 off Sheringham’s coast and more than 100 off Cromer in a few years. The 200 off our coast is the right place for them.

“The single ones should not be dotted around blighting our landscape.”

There were fears that due to its height the turbine would still be seen from the road and that the planting plans would not cover it up.

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