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New windfarm plan for Doncaster  

Plans have been unveiled for another wind farm in Doncaster just months after it emerged there were a total of 56 such schemes within a 20-mile radius of Robin Hood Airport.

Npower Renewables is assessing farmland to the west of the A1, south of Hampole, for its suitability for a maximum of ten turbines capable of powering about 10,800 homes.

Joanna Thompson, renewables developer for Npower Renewables said: “We are currently undertaking various technical and environmental studies on and around the site to confirm whether the site is suitable for a wind farm. If it is, this could be a fantastic opportunity for the borough of Doncaster to make a meaningful contribution towards renewable energy generation.”

Ms Thompson said the firm had submitted a report to Doncaster Council which outlines the extent of the assessments it is proposing to undertake. A newsletter explaining proposals of the site has also gone out to 3,500 homes in the area.

Last November, the Free Press revealed how Robin Hood Airport had been notified of plans for 56 wind farm schemes in the 18 months since it opened. Eleven fell within the planning system and the transport hub was objecting to five.


26 March 2007

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