Latest steps in wind farm plan

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WIND farm developers have put forward plans revealing the latest steps in building work for a seven-turbine farm in Tydd St Mary’s Marsh.

RES UK and Ireland Ltd have asked South Holland District Council for approval to put up two 80-metre anemometer masts at Grange Farm.

The masts would be up for 18 months to calibrate wind dynamics ready for construction at the farm.

A separate application has also been submitted for permission to carry out road widening and junction improvements on the North Road junction with the A1101.

The Grange Wind Farm, which was approved after an inquiry with the Planning Inspectorate in October, will provide enough energy to power the equivalent of 8,000 homes.

The plans had originally been turned down by the district council’s planning committee in April.

Planning inspector Richard Thomas overturned the decision, saying he considered the surrounding landscape capable of accommodating a development.

He said the change in outlook was not unacceptable to nearby residents and branded any historic link as “tenuous” from a conservation point of view.

The seven turbines will stand at 127-metres high.