Exhibition unveils wind turbine plans for farm
PROPOSALS to build a wind turbine on farmland near Great Oxendon were unveiled at a public exhibition this week.
Mark Newton wants to build the 78-metre high structure on Wormsdale Farm, off the A508.
The plans were unveiled at Great Oxendon Village Hall on Monday by land agents Fisher German, of which Mr Newton is a partner.
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The Mail was contacted ahead of the exhibition by concerned residents.
There have been a number of proposals to build turbines in the area in recent years, with Eon last year granted permission to build a four-turbine wind farm on the Kelmarsh Hall estate.
However Mr Newton, who attended the exhibition, said his plan was not to be confused with commercial schemes such as Eon’s.
At 78 metres, it would be smaller than the 126.5m structures planned for Kelmarsh as well as the 125m tall turbines already built ar Low Spinney off the M1 near Dunton Bassett.
Mr Newton said his 500kw turbine would be used to power the farm, with any excess energy sold to the grid.
It would also stand about 2km away from the nearest village, meaning noise would not be an issue, he added.
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