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Air pictures show wind farm coverage in North Cornwall and Devon

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: September 24, 2013

  • Turbines are clearly shown in this picture, taken during a flight from Bodmin airfield to Kilkhampton and Bude. Picture: Peter Glaser

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A unique view of the proliferation of wind turbines across North Cornwall and Devon has been captured from the air.

Following on from a map in the Western Morning News on Saturday, which for the first time detailed the spread of wind turbines in the Westcountry, the pictures put a different perspective on the situation.

Taken during a flight from Bodmin airfield to Kilkhampton and Bude, the pictures include the 22 turbine Fullabrook Wind Farm near Braunton.

“I was eager to view the impact both individual and big wind farms had on the landscape,” said photographer Peter Glaser, who went up with Graham Gimblett from Week St Mary. “I was extremely surprised to see just how many there were, particularly the further North you head in Cornwall. It was quite an eye-opener and I do wonder whether the planners at Cornwall Council fully appreciate the impact it’s having.”

Mr Gimblett is offering to take up planners or councillors so they could look for themselves. He said: “I have seen this proliferation over nearly 10 years now. They have been popping up like mushrooms.”

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