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Eye windfarm plan revealed

PUBLISHED: 12:25 24 September 2009 | UPDATED: 11:14 12 July 2010

The final appearance of two planned wind turbines on the landscape around Eye was revealed to residents with mocked-up images.

Green energy firm Wind Direct plans to install two turbines with a total output of 5MW on the Roy Humphrey Group's airfield industrial estate site.

The final appearance of two planned wind turbines on the landscape around Eye was revealed to residents with mocked-up images.

Green energy firm Wind Direct plans to install two turbines with a total output of 5MW on the Roy Humphrey Group's airfield industrial estate site.

The turbines would provide clean energy for the company to use, with any surplus power being transferred to the National Grid.

The company held two meetings on Wednesday in the Eye Community Centre to give the public a chance to ask any questions they had about the project and see the finished appearance of the masts.

Ruth Doe, from neighbouring village Thrandeston was at the meeting and opposed the plans on the grounds of their 130m height and design.

“It's just the look of the things really. They ought to just have them out at sea,” she said.

“We've just got to stop it going up. Once you get them up you can't do much about it.”

The company has already been successful in gaining planning application for an anemometer mast to measure the wind speed on the site, and has said that it intends to apply for planning permission for the masts if the data indicates that enough energy could be produced.

If that planning process is passed then the company claims that the turbines will be generating energy by 2011.

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