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Plans for Sleaford-area wind farm to go on public display

By Sleaford Target  |  Posted: September 19, 2012

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PEOPLE living near the site of a proposed five-turbine wind farm will be able to see plans of the development at an exhibition.

The wind farm could be built at Temple Hill, between Brandon and Stubton near Sleaford.

Designs for the project will be displayed on Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29.

The event will held at Stubton Village Hall in Fenton Road, Stubton.

Staff from the developer RWE npower renewables will be present to answer questions.

The company said the exhibition was a chance for the public to have their say on the idea.

Spokesman Sarah Lee said: “We find public exhibitions are a great way for us to meet with those living locally and listen to their ideas and comments which could help us to shape the final design of the proposed wind farm.

“As a responsible developer, it is important for us to build a relationship with the local community.

“We have already sent letters out to local residents, met with the local parish councils, put information on our website and responded to all enquiries we have had. The public exhibition is the next step and we look forward to meeting everyone.”

Information on access routes and a potential £300,000 community fund will be provided at the event.

There will also be photographs and a 3D model of the wind farm.

Paul Miley, of local the opposition group reVOLT, fears the approval of the proposals could pave the way for more turbines the area.

Other activists also say the 126.5m turbines would destroy the landscape and would be visible from Lincoln.

The exhibition will be on between 4pm and 7pm on Friday, September 28 and between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, September 29.

To find out more about the proposals for Temple Hill, visit www.npower-renewables.com/templehill , email templehill@rwe.com or call 01582 641 910.

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  • yogi71  |  September 20 2012, 7:16PM

    I bet if you were offered free electricity or cheap electric you would have one in your garden. All this tosh about how tall they are and the noise they make..If they are that much of a problem build a nuclear power station there instead, you dont see much of them as they are not as tall as a wind turbine, or you could build a rubbish burning/chicken poo burning electric station, I know which ones i prefer...Its a case of the bloody NIMBY's again. Without electric you wouldnt be able to use your computer/laptop or mobiles to bloody moan moan moan, just SHUTUP!!!!!!! There are far more important things in life to worry about..Bloody dipsticks..

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  • Roadscource  |  September 20 2012, 1:36PM

    "much taller than these new-fangled turbinators" Quite right, we wouldnt want it blocking the wind.

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  • Bob_Major  |  September 19 2012, 9:40PM

    I can see cottam power station from Lincoln. Better have that torn down too as it's much taller than these new-fangled turbinators...

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  • GemJar  |  September 19 2012, 12:58PM

    Quite right @GrahamKSmith, worry not though you will still be able to see these giants from Sleaford!!

  • GrahamKSmith  |  September 19 2012, 9:42AM

    Stubton is in South Kesteven, 8 miles north of Grantham and 5 miles south-east of Newark. How on earth does that make it near Sleaford?

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