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Salcey Forest wind farm: Planners quiz Ecotricity

An electricity company which wants to build 15 wind turbines next to a Northamptonshire wildlife haven has been asked to prove the scheme's green credentials.

Ecotricity wants to put the 400ft-high turbines close to Salcey Forest.

Milton Keynes council has cancelled a meeting scheduled for next week while Ecotricity provides more details on the impact to the environment.

Opponents say the forest's "sensitive" ecology would be damaged.

Ian Allen, chair of the Save Our Salcey group, said: "That area is a haven for wildlife and is one of the most ecologically sensitive areas the country.

"The impact on Salcey Forest and surrounding areas would be immense."

In a statement, Gloucestershire-based Ecotricity said: "When an application is submitted, it is not unusual for the council or statutory consultees to request additional information or clarification."

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