Wind farm trimmed

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A company has slashed proposals for a wind farm at Thornholme from nine turbines to six.

Renewable energy company Wind Prospect said it had taken the decision to reduce the number of turbines at its proposed Thornholme Field wind project by a third following consultations.

The firm submitted plans for a nine-turbine project earlier this year.

But this was cut back to six after feedback from East Riding of Yorkshire Council and English Heritage.

The company is currently in the formal consulting phase of the revised project.

Now members of the public and organisations such as RSPB, the Local Highways Agency can provide feedback to the council on the project.

Project Manager Catherine Taggart said: “Having listened to the comments on the original proposal from East Riding of Yorkshire Council and English Heritage, we have adapted the project to make it more suitable to all parties, while retaining a wind farm that could make a significant contribution to renewable energy generation.”

“This is exactly why the consultation process exists; so that we can listen to concerns and comments and try to accommodate them into our plans. In the case of Thornholme Field this process has resulted in us reducing our proposals by a third, which based on the comments, is the right thing to do.”

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