Proposals for a giant wind farm, which could power up to 195,000 homes, have been submitted.
As reported, German energy firm Eon handed over the application to East Riding of Yorkshire Council on Monday.If it gets the go-ahead, the 83-turbine farm will be built just 8km due east of Spurn Point.
But already the plans have come under fire, not from environmental groups, but the Ministry of Defence.
It is thought the MoD’s objection is on the grounds that it could cause interference to its radar operations.
Chief executive of Eon UK, Dr Paul Golby, said: “The next generation of large-scale offshore wind farms like Humber Gateway have a vital role to play in the UK’s future energy mix.
“This scheme will displace the emission of hundreds of thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide every year and will make a significant contribution to helping the Government meet its tough renewable energy targets.
“We’re speaking to both the MoD and Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) and can find a way forward.”
10 April 2008
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