Two new 40m wind turbines

TWO more wind turbines could be added to South Holland’s skyline if councillors approve a plan.

The plans submitted by Nicholas Watts for Deeping Fen Farm will be scrutinised by South Holland District Council’s planning committee tonight.

The two 50kw turbines will stand at 39.6 metres high to the tip and provide power to Mr Watts’ farm.

The authority’s planning officers have recommended the plans be approved, despite a number of objections.

Comments have been made in opposition from Deeping St Nicholas Parish Council, ten local residents and seven owners of nearby properties and businesses.

They say the turbines would have an adverse impact on the character and appearance of the fenland landscape, be harmful to nearby wildlife reserves, are too close to residential homes and be too noisy.

Other objections include the cumulative impact it will have with the Deeping St Nicholas wind farm.