Feedback is gathered on Ketton turbine plans

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A COMPANY which is proposing to build two wind turbines in Ketton is offering people the chance to visit a working windfarm.

REG Windpower, which displayed its plans for the turbines at two exhibitions on Friday last week and Saturday, is running a trip tomorrow to see a windfarm at Burton Wold in Northampton. A coach will leave at 9am and return by 1pm.

The company wants to put the two turbines, which will measure 100m to the tip of the blade, next to Hanson Cement off Steadfold Lane.

They would generate enough renewable electricity to power 1,300 homes a year.

Project development manager Owen Saward said: “We have organised a trip to see a working wind farm and would be delighted if as many people as possible could join us.

“There is no better way to judge the reality of wind energy in action than visiting a working site in person.”

He said he was “encouraged to receive many positive comments” during the consultation.

Mr Saward added: “Our next job will be to look at all the feedback received and use it to help us develop a scheme that is capable of producing as much clean electricity as possible while minimising the effect on the surrounding area.

“Not only could a wind farm generate significant quantities of safe, clean, renewable electricity.”

REG Windpower is also planning to set up a community fund to support good causes during the wind farm’s working life.

“We are committed to establishing a fund to support local good causes and would love to hear local people’s thoughts on how this money could be spent,” said Mr Saward.

To book a place for the windfarm visit e-mail steadfoldlane@yourshout.org or phone 0800 458 6976.