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Still chance to comment on wind farm plans

Wind farm developer REG Windpower is assimilating submitted comments from Isle folk regarding a planned wind farm expansion.

The REG proposals for six new turbines at Medge Hall have met with some concern from residents in and around Crowle due to fears of overdevelopment in the area, and protest at the planned access route for construction vehicles.

The company will set up a community fund based on £5000 per MW of installed capacity, per year, if plans go ahead. This could result in funds of £60,000 per year for this scheme.”

Simon Morgan fro REG Windpower said: “We would like to thank everyone who attended our public exhibition sessions on June 6 and 7. We welcome comments about our proposals for renewable energy at Old River Don. If people were unable to make it to the exhibitions, they can find out more about the plans by visiting the website at oldriverdonwindfarm.co.uk or by calling our community engagement team on 0800 458 6976.”

He added: “We’d really like to hear ideas for the community fund, so please get in touch if you have any suggestions.”

The expansion scheme by REG is ahead of other exploratory plans by operators SSE, who have announced that they too hope to build more turbines at Keadby, that would bring the total there to 44.

MP Andrew Percy, local councillors and residents have already voiced objections to the plans due to the large-scale development that already exists in close proximity to many homes.

Deputy leader at North Lincolnshire Council John Briggs has called for a cancellation of the plans.

 

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