A wind farm is to be built at Watchfield in Oxfordshire. Five 81-metre tall wind turbines costing 6 million are to be built at Watchfield, near Faringdon, after the Vale of White Horse District Council gave the venture final permission, making it the first on-shore wind farm in the south east of England.
Opposition to the wind farm has come from local residents who are worried about the effect of the low-frequency sound as the town of Watchfield is only half a mile away. There has also been opposition from the Vale of White Horse Gliding Club, which currently occupies the site but is being forced to close for safety reasons. Construction work is due to start in spring 2006 with the turbines to be operational by October 2006.
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