Warburtons’ plans to build a single wind turbine at its Severn Beach site has reportedly been met with strong opposition from locals.

According to the Gazette Series, the bakery is hoping to receive planning permission, following the review of its application this week.

The erection of a 67-metre high turbine is proposed for its Western Approach Distribution Park in Bristol.

Fourteen objection letters are said to have been sent to the local district council, which cite worries over noise, visual impact and the proximity of the turbine to nearby homes.  

It is believed the turbine would generate 18% of Warburton’s annual electricity consumption.