To the east and north of Camber stretches Romney Marsh, a flat and low lying area covering approximately 100 square miles. For two centuries or more it has been noted for its special breed of sheep – a breed that has adapted well to the wetland conditions. Dotted through this sparsely populated region are a number of villages and small towns.
But in recent years this quiet, rural landscape has been transformed – some would say disfigured, others ravaged – by the construction of 26 wind turbines, each 115 metres (377 feet) high. They occupy an area of, roughly, 4 square miles at Little Cheyne Court. In such a flat landscape the turbines are visible for several miles. There has been, and continues to be, a good deal of local opposition to the wind farm.
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