THE BBC Politics Show has contacted a village protest group with a view to making a film in the Birdsedge district.
Village sources say that it is planned to make a short film about the Birdsedge Opposition to Large Turbines group (BOLT) to go out on the BBC 1 Politics Show tomorrow.
It will be made as a background as BOLT chairman Mrs Sue Steeples questions Ed Milliband, Labour’s Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, the sources said.
The show goes out from 12.15pm to 1.30pm tomorrow.
Viewers are set to hear how Birdsedge residents have vowed to fight on to stop four wind turbines being erected.
They made their vow after public meetings in the village by the developers behind the scheme.
Windfarm developers Pure Renewable Energies (PRE) and their surveyors Parsons Brinkerhoff mounted an exhibition at Birdsedge Church schoolroom for The Dearne Head Windfarm project.
But they failed to satisfy many objectors.
Residents insist that European guidelines recommend that turbines should not be sited closer than two kilometres to housing are for a reason.
The PRE plan would see turbines built just 450 metres from the village centre, and around 600 metres from the school, community hall and church.
The planned turbines would have a blade tip height of 120 metres – compared with Blackpool Tower which is 158 metres high.
Villagers also fear the noise will be an issue, although PRE denies there will be problems and has offered to slow the turbines or stop them to reduce noise at specific times, such as when people are sleeping.
The actual planning application for the windfarm is not expected to be presented to Kirklees Council until later this month, but PRE have been consulting with the planning office.
PRE spokesman Adrian Millar insisted that the EU 2km rule did not apply in the UK and Kirklees’ guidance of 10 times the rotor diameter was not a set rule.
The company has also erected noise monitors around a test site and are constantly checking levels.
He said: “We are taking into account noise and light flicker issues and we think we’ve put together an appropriate scale application for the area.”