The view from the M1 could soon have 12 wind turbines added to it if a controversial new plan goes ahead.

Hemex LLP is looking into the possibility of installing the turbines on the east side of the M1, near junction 19 and the M6. The energy company is asking Daventry District Council for its views on the idea, which it says could power about 12,000 homes.

Parish councils in towns and villages, including Crick, Yelvertoft, Swinford, Lilbourne, Claycoton, Cold Ashby and Watford are being sent information on the plans. William Mollett, who is managing the project, said: "We are very excited by this location, which offers excellent noise camouflage from the M1.

In addition, the existing M1-A14-M6 interchange, along with the existing Rugby radio masts, will help minimise the potential landscape impact that usually attends these renewable energy projects."