Campaigners fighting a long-running turbines saga say the continued battle has left the community drained.
The deadline for submissions is due to close following another controversial application for turbines at Rossie Moor near Montrose.
Storm (Stop Turbines On Rossie Moor) successfully fought against plans for three 345ft turbines when a previous application was lodged in 2007.
A string of objections was also registered last year after an application from Green Cat Renewables for three turbines on farmland 984 yards to the west of Rossie School.
The developer’s application for Tellus Energy Ltd on behalf of landowner John Stirling was finally withdrawn in December but the firm resubmitted plans in January for two smaller turbines.
Mr Stirling has said he believes the application is a better solution than nuclear power.
Virginia Fraser, of Storm, said: “There is a general sense of weariness in the community.
“People are asking why are we going through all this yet again?
“There are 34 objections so far, and more in the pipeline.
“The application has been watered down so much that it is hard to see it as anything other than a Trojan horse, to soften up the opposition in the hope of further development in the future.
“Also worrying is that another plan has been lurking on the website for over a year, this one for two turbines, 34m to blade tip, in a field nearer still to Rossie Woods and the school.
“People are far more aware now of the inefficiency of wind turbines, and the cost to consumers and taxpayers of the huge subsidies without which they would never be built.
“‘Better then nuclear’ is a feeble argument when we know that we will still need gas, coal and/or nuclear generators to step in when turbines are stopped because of too much or too little wind.
“There are certainly signs that the tide of opinion is turning against wind turbines.
“Now it is time to cross our fingers and hope that councillors listen to their electors and make the right decision for Rossie Moor.”
The moor is a site of special scientific interest, with extensive areas of lowland heath and valley fen, together with associated insects, such as water beetles.