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Cumberland County considers wind turbine ban in Wentworth Valley

SPRINGHILL, N.S. – Cumberland County is moving closer to prohibiting the development of wind turbines in the Wentworth Valley.

The municipality’s planning and development department has brought forward its recommendations on a new land-use bylaw for wind turbines and is considering adding the valley, that runs along the Cumberland and Colchester County line, to its restricted overlay.

“I attended a couple of open sessions on wind turbines in Cumberland and Colchester counties and it was very clear there is little, if any, support for wind turbines in the Wentworth Valley area,” Cumberland County Mayor Murray Scott said. “There is an option to extend that layered zone into entire Wentworth area, but we’re going to get some public feedback over the next few weeks before it comes to council for a decision.”

Public comments are being accepted until May and Scott is hopeful council will be in a position to implement the recommendations as early as June.

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