CONTROVERSIAL plans for two huge wind turbines at Denby Dale have finally been submitted to Kirklees Council.
Arguments have been raging for months between Denby Dale residents and farmers H Buckley and Sons, who have submitted the plans.
H Buckley and Sons, working with Danish company Alpha Wind, want to put two 125m high wind turbines on Pool Hill at Kitchenroyd.
However, Denby Dale villagers are not impressed with the proposal, which would create the tallest onshore turbines at a UK windfarm.
A protest group, Residents Against Windfarms (RAW), has been formed to fight the plans.
Residents are worried that the huge turbines will ruin the landscape if they are on such a prominent site.
They also say the large turbines - which will have blade diameters of 90m - will be too close to peoples' homes, causing noise disturbance.
RAW member Lynda Lawrence, who lives near the proposed windfarm site, said: "If we have to have turbines they shouldn't be near people.
"I don't think anybody is saying no turbines anywhere. We're saying this is a stupid place."
Residents have been supported in their fight by Wakefield MP Mary Creagh.
She said: "Although I support more use of renewable energy, it should not be at the cost of local residents' wellbeing.
"I believe the sheer size of the turbines and their closeness to people's homes makes them unsuitable for this location."
Alpha Wind, who are acting as technical advisers to H Buckley and Sons, say the turbine speeds can be adjusted to reduce disruption to residents.
People have chance to make their views known before a Kirklees planning committee makes the final decision in a few months' time.
People can view the wind farm plans at Denby Dale Parish Council offices on Commercial Road at Skelmanthorpe.
Comments or objections should be sent to Planning Services, PO Box B93, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield HD1 2JR.