Plans unveiled for four wind turbines in Aldreth
PUBLISHED: 11:36 22 November 2013 | UPDATED: 11:36 22 November 2013
A renewable energy company has announced plans to erect four large wind turbines on farmland near the hamlet of Aldreth.
REG Windpower is proposing to build four turbines – each measuring 130 metres high - at Berry Fen, which borders Aldreth and sits within a few miles of Haddenham and Sutton.
The company already has turbines in Turves and Whittlesey, in Fenland, and Ramsey, in Huntingdon. Across the UK the company has 14 operational windfarms, two that are under construction, five that are awaiting construction and 19 that are at the planning stage.
The company says the turbines could, on average, provide enough safe, clean renewable energy to power about 4,500 homes.
And, in addition, it is proposing to set up a ‘community fund’ worth £36,000 a year to support good causes and community projects throughout the life of the wind
Farm – expected to last about 25 years.
People in Haddenham and Aldreth will have the chance to discuss the proposals with members of the development team, as well as view visualisations demonstrating how the proposed wind farm would look, from 3.30-7pm on December 6 at Aldreth Village Centre, in High Street.
There will be a second opportunity to view the plans between10am-2pm on December 7 at Robert Arkenstall Primary School Hall, in Camping Close, Haddenham.
Bruce Caldwell, development manager for the project, said: “Our technical and environmental studies to date tell us this is an excellent site to harness the wind and generate significant amounts of safe, clean renewable energy, but now we want to know what local people think.
“We hope to meet as many people as possible over these two days and look forward to explaining our proposals in more detail and answering any questions they may have.”
Feedback forms enabling people to give their views will be available at both exhibitions and also online at www.berryfenwindfarm.co.uk