Newborough dig may stall energy construction

Archaeological digs on a farm near Newborough, England have unearthed several layers of history from Roman to Saxon times. The excavations were commissioned before the land could be used for proposed renewable energy parks.

“It’s now time for the city council to abandon the hugely unpopular and expensive renewable energy plans in this area for fear of the irreparable damage they may do to the nation’s heritage as well as the prohibitive cost to the taxpayer and of course the unproven return on investment," said Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson, who is part of a growing resistance to the construction.

Artifacts discovered so far include a Roman pot and a number of items thought to be Saxon.