Villagers urged to have their say on wind turbine plans

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RESIDENTS turned out in force for a public meeting about plans to build two wind turbines.

About 200 people attended the meeting on Monday night, which was organised by Ketton Parish Council after a request from residents.

Up for discussion was REG Windpower’s plan to build two 330ft masts in Steadfold Lane. The developer had been invited to attend the meeting but declined.

Parish council chairman Coun Glenis Southern said: “The general feel of the meeting seemed to be that people were not happy.

“There would appear to be a view in the village that a lot of things need looking at before approval is given. People think it is very close to the cement works and potentially too close to houses.

“They are aware that in other countries and counties there is a required distance from residential properties.”

Coun Southern encouraged residents to write to Rutland County Council once a planning application was submitted by the developers. She also urged people to write to Rutland MP Alan Duncan with their concerns. Coun Southern said: “They must make sure their voices are heard.”

REG Windpower will hold a workshop at the Northwick Arms in Ketton on Thursday, February 23, from 4pm to 8pm to discuss the project.