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Wind test plans by Bernard Matthews 

Turkey tycoon Bernard Matthews could be turning green energy pioneer after applying to explore installing wind turbines in Mid Norfolk.

The company has submitted a planning application to Broadland Council for a 50 metre mast on old airfield runways at Weston Longville to measure wind speed and direction.

Few details have been released about the scheme but it is “part of a broader investigation that is looking at the feasibility of wind energy development on the site.”

The test mast would be a temporary construction, which would be removed after results had been gathered.

Broadland Council is consulting with local organisations and other authorities before making a decision on whether to give the go-ahead for a 12-month period.

The site is only about a mile from the border with Breckland Council and its development control committee will discuss the application on January 29.

A report by officers said: “The measurement of wind speed and direction over an extended period is a vital part of determining whether or not a prospective wind farm site has potential for wind generation.”

Officer said the proposed mast would have “little or no visual impact.”

By Ian Clarke

edp24.co.uk

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