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MP meets up with Belford wind farm protestors

AMT Middleton Burn Action Group Tom Pursglove, director of Together Against Wind on left, Chris Heaton-Harris MP and Anne-Marie Trevelyan.

AMT Middleton Burn Action Group Tom Pursglove, director of Together Against Wind on left, Chris Heaton-Harris MP and Anne-Marie Trevelyan.

Campaigners opposing proposed wind farm developments in Belford received a visit from Chris Heaton-Harris MP last week.

He met with members of the Middleton Burn Action Group and prospective Conservative parliamentary candidate Anne-Marie Trevelyan.

EnergieKontor is proposing nine 100 metre high wind turbines at Belford Burn, just south of a proposed Middleton Burn scheme.

Mr Heaton-Harris is founder of the national Together Against Wind campaign and has supported many groups who object to large scale wind developments.

He has also been instrumental in obtaining a 101 signature petition of MPs to cut back on wind power subsidies. The campaign has been successful and David Cameron has stated that any future Conservative majority government would slash subsidies to onshore wind developments.

Ms Trevelyan said: “I have been in close contact with the Middleton Burn Action Group throughout the campaign so far and continue to do all I can to highlight to councillors on the Northumberland planning committee how inappropriate it is to have 100 metre turbines in this ancient landscape.

“What local residents need to be clear about is that their opinions must and will be taken into account. Their input now has much more weight than it did in the past.”

 

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