Wind turbines plan for Thackson’s Well to go on display

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Proposals for a wind farm which could power almost 10,000 homes are to be outlined at a public exhibition.

Yorkshire-based company Whirlwind Renewables wants to put up six wind turbines near Allington and plans to apply for planning permission shortly.

It is organising a public exhibition in the village hall next month to give local people details of the scheme planned for Thacksons Well Farm to the west of Sewstern Lane.

A planning application was made by another developer for the site in 2007, which was met with opposition by the local community and planners.

Whirlwind Renewables says the latest proposals seek to address these concerns and it has already started public consultations.

The plan involves six wind turbines, each of which would be a maximum height to blade tip of 110m.

The firm says studies suggest the farm would generate enough electricty to supply 9,500 homes.

It adds that if the plan is approved, a fund of £90,000 a year will be set up for the local community for the 25-30 year lifetime of the development.

The public exhibition is on Friday, November 14, from 3pm to 8pm and on Saturday, November 15, from 11am to 4pm.

Consulations will continue until November 21 and comments can be left on a website about the proposals, www.sewsternlanewindfarm.co.uk

The firm adds that if agreed, construction could start in 2016.