Campaigners fighting an energy farm say a mast built to test wind speeds shows how dominant the planned turbines will be.
Renewables firm RES has installed the anemometer mast on the former Woolfox airfield. The company wants to build nine turbines and a solar farm.
The Woolfox Windfarm Action Group was set up to fight the plans. Member and Stretton resident Brian McCann said: “Seeing this 80m mast, local residents now have a better idea of just how enormous the proposed turbines would be and how the nine turbines would dominate the area. The determination to do whatever is necessary to stop this development has just gone up a gear.”
Rutland County Council sent planning applications to the site to the secretary of state for communities and local government for guidance on who should determine its outcome.
Chris Banks of RES said: “Whether or not some people will have a partial view of a few turbines is not the real issue. Britain is committed to a low carbon future where polluting and imported fossil fuels have been replaced with renewable energy sources. Everyone needs to play their part in delivering this future.”