Fact-finding on wind turbines

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DEVELOPERS who want to build a wind farm in West Pinchbeck will meet with parish councillors to outline their plans.

Wind Ventures had contacted the council to request a meeting after members of the public opposed to the turbines had their own meeting.

Residents living near the proposed site in Slipe Drove fear a wind farm would have a detrimental affect on the landscape, particularly as it would be on the doorstep of one of Lincolnshire’s few remaining wild wetland fens.

At their meeting on Monday, Pinchbeck Parish Council debated whether to invite representatives to make a presentation to them.

Chairman Coun Andrew Bowser said: “We have already sent our comments to the district council, the majority of which were objecting to it, but we could meet with them to find out more about what they want to do and on what timescale.”

Lincolnshire county councillor Steve Williams told parish councillors that there is a plan for another wind farm in Bourne.

He said: “We will soon be in a situation where you will be able to see wind turbines all the way from Peterborough to Lincoln. We are over-burdened with these machines.”

And he said Deeping St Nicholas was the first choice for developers looking to provide a rail hub in the area because it has already been “industrialised” by the existing wind farm.

Members agreed to invited Wind Ventures to their July meeting.