Cotswolds are to have giant windmill generator

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Cotswolds are to have giant windmill generator taller than Nelson's Column after the Department of the Environment gave Western Windpower Ltd the go-ahead to erect a 208ft windmill on Lynch Knoll, almost 750 feet up on the skyline at Nympsfield, Gloucestershire.

District councillors in Stroud had rejected the plan after receiving 375 letters of objection - including from the National Trust and Cotswold Protection Group - and 167 in support. Locals feared the giant turbine would blight an area of outstanding natural beauty and noise from the single rotor would be a constant intrusion, but the company won its appeal against the decision.

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