RES to hold public exhibitions on Woolfox wind farm plans

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An energy firm will show off plans to build a wind and solar farm on a disused airfield this week.

RES will hold three public exhibitions on its plans to build 14 turbines and install a number of solar panels on the former Woolfox Lodge airfield, just off the A1 near Stretton.

The Woolfox Windfarm Action Group was formed in 2012 to oppose the plans.

RES project development manager Chris Banks said: “The old Woolfox airfield presents a really exciting opportunity to combine wind and solar energy. We believe that this combination of green technologies will make a valuable contribution to renewable energy generation while minimising local impacts.

“We hope that local people will be able to come along to our events, ask any questions they might have, and give us their views about our plans for the site.”

The exhibitions will be held at Greetham community centre in Great Lane from 2pm to 8pm on Wednesday, Castle Bytham village hall in Pinfold Road from 10am to 1pm on Thursday, and Casterton Business and Enterprise College in Ryhall Road, Great Casterton, from 4.30pm to 8pm on Thursday.

Details will also be available online after the exhibitions at

A planning application is likely to be submitted to Rutland County Council later this year.