Building a 230ft (70m) wind turbine to supply energy to the Glyndebourne Opera House could spoil the tranquility of the South Downs, conservationists said today.

Plans to build the 850kw turbine on Mill Plain, between Ringmer and Glyndebourne in East Sussex, are being discussed at a public inquiry in Lewes.

Officials at Glyndebourne – famous for its production of Mozart operas – say the turbine forms part of their vision to cut carbon emissions by 71% and make the venue more environmentally sustainable.

I’am sure our sheddies wont have such problems putting up a small windmill on their sheds.

By Andrew Wilcox

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