Dozens find out about wind farm

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A WIND farm exhibition attracted more than 100 people who wanted to find out more on the plans.

Energy firm SSE Renewables is looking to install up to 22 wind turbines at the former Woolfox airfield, on the A1 near Stamford.

Although the plans are at an early stage, the company held a public consultation at the Greetham Valley Hotel, Golf and Conference Centre on Tuesday, Wednesday and yesterday.

About 90 people went to the exhibition on Tuesday to learn more about wind energy, ongoing environmental investigations and the public consultation. Members of the project team were also there to answer questions.

Project manager, Paul Carvey, said: “We are pleased that members of the public have taken the time to come and speak with us to find out more about our initial plans and environmental investigations, as well as to comment on a preliminary layout of the proposed wind farm.

“The involvement of the local community is greatly appreciated and we are committed to providing a benefits package alongside any potential future development. This will consist of a community fund, which will be administered by representatives of the local community, to be spent in a way that they see fit.

“A wide range of views have been expressed through our questionnaires and we will be reviewing the comments and holding a further round of public exhibitions as the project progresses.”

The turbines could have a maximum tip height of 135m. The site runs between Stretton and Stamford.

One of the people who attended the exhibition was Cottesmore Parish Council chairman Janice Patient, who is in favour of green energy.

She said: “It’s got to prove it is going to produce enough energy to warrant the disruption.”