Wind farm ‘will defile’ countryside

Land near a popular beauty spot will be defiled as construction work begins to build a wind farm between High Melton and Marr, angry residents have warned.

Villagers in High Melton, Hickleton and Barnburgh have complained that the four-turbine farm, between High Melton Wood and the A1M, will ruin views of the countryside and harm local wildlife.

The farm, which is being built by Banks Group, will generate up to eight megawatts of electricity.