New Wind Farm Plans Revealed

PUBLISHED: 17:06 07 April 2010 | UPDATED: 13:19 02 June 2010

A PROPOSAL that could see two new wind farms built in the district have been unveiled this week. According to initial plans unveiled by Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC), Wolvey Holes Farm in Coveney and Whitehall Farm in Littleport have been put forwar

A PROPOSAL that could see two new wind farms built in the district have been unveiled this week.

According to initial plans unveiled by Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC), Wolvey Holes Farm in Coveney and Whitehall Farm in Littleport have been put forward as potential new sites for wind farms.

The move follows the success of a similar scheme in Warboys near Huntingdon which is helping to reduce carbon emissions while generating thousands of pounds for council services.

The council is talking to its tenant farmers and developers to see if there is any interest in taking more proposals forward.

Cambridgeshire County Councillor John Reynolds, said: "These are initial proposals and have been put together after careful consideration and informal discussions with planning officers and councillors.

"The success at Warboys shows that wind farms can help tackle climate change and produce an income that can be ploughed back into council services, saving tax payers money.

"We would be letting our residents down if we did not look further into the opportunities this presents. But I want to make it clear we are not rushing into any decisions but looking at these early proposals and seeing if there is any interest."

Friends of the Earth's Executive Director Andy Atkins said: "It's great news that Cambridgeshire County Council has recognised the huge potential of developing wind farms to raise revenue and cut emissions.

"Initiatives like this highlight the huge economic benefits for local people of councils doing their bit to tackle climate change.

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