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Bridlington could become the first seaside resort in Britain to run its beach-side streetlights by wind power. The council at the Humberside town is considering installing seven wind turbines on the seafront at its southern end, where a pounds 3.5m refurbishment scheme is under way.

The scheme's designers believe the mini-turbines will be a unique attraction as well as providing power to run the lighting on the new promenade. Officials at East Riding Council are testing local opinion by staging a three-day demonstration with one wind turbine on Belvedere Promenade, in Bridlington.

An earlier scheme, for a giant wind-turbine on the cliff top near Belvedere car park, in the town, was rejected because residents said it would be an eyesore.

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