Another wind turbine company has its sights set on this part of the county with proposals for land near Syderstone.
Up to six turbines, each around 100 metres high (328ft), are proposed by generating company e.on, although the exact number has yet to be determined, for a site between Bagthorpe and Syderstone, near the nature reserve.
“We have identified Chiplow as being one of the most suitable sites in Lynn and West Norfolk with a good potential to accommodate a cluster of modern wind turbines,” says a letter to residents in the area.
“The project is still in a very early stage and we are in the process of carrying out environmental studies to find out more information about the site,” it added.
According to the literature, five machines in the cluster would generate enough electricity to power 5,000 homes which would account for around nine per cent of the Lynn and West Norfolk domestic demand.
A team of independent environmental consultants are carrying out site investigations, including impact assessments.
The company, which runs Powergen, is also telling residents that should the turbines be built, an annual community fund of around £10,000 a year would be available, along with energy efficiency advice and services and educational programmes.
Residents are asked to comment on the proposed site by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Chiplow Project Director, Community Power, e.on UK, Westwood Way, Westwood Business Park, Coventry CV4 8LG.
The news comes as another company has revealed it is considering siting a group of turbines in Congham ““ prompting a massive outcry from residents.
14 March 2007
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