Corringham: Time to have your say on wind farm plans

Campaign group No To Local Wind Farms has produced this image to show what a wind farm near Corringham would look like
Campaign group No To Local Wind Farms has produced this image to show what a wind farm near Corringham would look like

RES, one of the world’s leading independent renewable energy companies, is inviting local people to attend a series of public exhibitions to learn more about its proposed Brown’s Holt Wind Farm.

RES is consulting with local residents about its proposal for Brown’s Holt Wind Farm, located just 6km north east of Gainsborough.

The exhibitions will take place in Corringham, Blyton and Great Willoughton in mid July to enable people to learn more the proposal, before a planning application is submitted.

Mícheál O’Broin, RES Project Development Manager, said: “We look forward to welcoming local people to these public exhibitions to answer any questions they may have about the project, or wind energy in general.”

“We will be providing information, including visualisations and layout drawings, to help people understand in more detail what we are proposing and why we consider this site to be suitable for renewable electricity generation.

“With gas prices continuing to rise and one fifth of our conventional power stations requiring replacement in the next few years, RES’ Brown’s Holt Wind Farm would provide much needed green, low carbon, home-grown and cost-effective electricity to make a valuable contribution to the UK’s energy security.”

Members of the RES team will be on hand to discuss the proposal and there will also be the opportunity for people to register their views about the wind farm. Local people can attend any of the three events as the information displayed will be identical.

RES have also sent invitation letters directly to more than 1,300 homes and businesses.

To have your say and see the proposal go along to Corringham Village Hall in Middle Street, Corringham on Monday 14th July, Blyton Memorial Hall in Church Lane, Blyton on Tuesday 15th July or Willoughton Village Hall in Vicarage Road, Willoughton between 1pm and 8pm.

Anyone who is unable to attend will be able to visit the project website which will go live on Thursday 17th July after the public exhibitions have taken place.

Regular updates will be posted as the project progresses.

A formal planning application is likely to be submitted to West Lindsey District Council later this year.