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South Downs wind turbine faces barrage of protest

A wind turbine proposed for the hills around the famous Glyneboune opera house has run into a storm of opposition.
The generator would sit in the Sussex South Downs national park on Mill Hill overlooking the Glynebourne village. It would be 70m high. But according to the Campaign to Protect Rural England this would destroy the views in area designated as one of outstanding natural beauty. Permission to build it by the Lewes District Council is in direct conflict with local national and regional planning policies.The CPRE is joined in its protests by the Council for National Parks, the Ramblers' Association, the South Downs Society and the Open Spaces Society. It says that Natural England and the local villagers are also opposed.It says too that the proposal was voted through against the advice of the council planning office which believed it would cause significant harm to the natural beauty, character and tranquillity of the landscape.

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