Gainsborough MP Sir Edward Leigh has said people should not be afraid to voice their opinion about the proposed Brown’s Holt Wind Farm now that consultation is underway.
RES is consulting with local people about its proposal for Brown’s Holt Wind Farm, in Corringham, located approximately six kilometres north east of Gainsborough.
The proposal for Brown’s Holt Wind Farm is still in the early stages.
The site was previously investigated by SSE Renewables who considered a larger 17 turbine scheme.
Having considered the project afresh, RES’ provisional project design now comprises of 12 turbines, positioning them further from local housing.
During the planning process RES will be consulting widely with a range of public, environmental and technical stakeholders such as parish councils, the Environment Agency, and nearby airports, in addition to local residents and businesses.
Sir Edward Leigh said: “I am as opposed to the wind farm at Corringham as I am to all such proposals in our part of Lincolnshire.”
“None of the plans have met with local approval, and they are not economically justifiable either.”
“People should not be afraid to voice their opinion on it as the consultation has begun.”
Chairman of No To Local Wind Farms, Peter Baldwin, said: “There are various things we are very suggestive about and one is the impact on landscape.”
“And we want sound reading taking as well as part of the area is close to Aisby which is way out in the country and you can hear a pin drop.”
“They have reduced the amount of wind turbines from 17 to 12 but they are three metres taller than the previous proposal so the impact on landscape is massive.”
“The Corringham proposal is similar to that at Hemswell on the impact on landscape.”
“But also in view of heritage the site is fronted by eight grade 1 listed churches so from a heritage point of view it is highly significant.”
RES’ consultation plan, its Commitment to Community Consultation, is available to download on the project website, www.brownsholt-windfarm.co.uk.
RES aims to hold a public exhibition in June 2014 and predicts that a formal planning application for Brown’s Holt Wind Farm could be submitted later this summer.