September 16 2014 Latest news:
Kath Sansom, .
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Visitors on a fact finding mission to a wind farm reported that the turbines were quieter than they had expected.
REG Windpower, the developer proposing three wind turbines at Berry Fen, north-west of Aldreth, organised the coach trip to Swinford Wind Farm in Leicestershire to give local people the opportunity to judge for themselves what the turbines are like.
More than 60 per cent of visitors described the turbines as ‘quieter than expected’ and almost three-quarters said the visit left them with a more positive or similar impression of wind farms than previously.
Bruce Caldwell from REG Windpower said: “It’s great to meet people who are prepared to be open-minded and make their own decisions about the reality of wind energy rather than believing the myths.
“Every time we visit a wind farm, most people tell us how much quieter than expected the turbines are and I’m pleased that this was no exception.
“Visiting in person is by far the best way to judge for yourself what a wind farm is like so I would encourage anyone interested in a trip to get in touch with us.
“We are also always interested in local people’s ideas for how the Community Fund could be spent.”
REG Windpower proposes three wind turbines at Berry Fen, measuring up to 125m to the tip of the blade – the same size as at Swinford.
A planning application is expected to be submitted to East Cambridgeshire District Council this summer.