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Call for ‘fair share’ of windfarm cash  

A rural town will fight for its ‘fair share’ of the money generated from the construction of wind turbines nearby.

Around £50,000 could go into a community fund each year and Crowle Town Council believes Crowle and its neighbouring villages should benefit from the development of 56 wind turbines in its region.Permission was granted last June for 34 wind turbines at Keadby and 22 at Tween Bridge.

Coun Brian Duffield, one of the elected representatives on a windfarm committee, told the council Crowle could benefit from the ‘pot of money’ gained from the construction of the turbines.

“There is big money to be given out to all villages. If the money could be raised, we want it for leisure facilities like Brigg, Barton, Epworth and Scunthorpe,” he said.

“Money is available for all parish councils and for all the people of North Axholme – that’s what I will be fighting for on this committee.”

Coun Ron Stewart advised the council at a recent meeting to make an official request for the investment cash.

He said: “If there is going to be this windfarm there must be some financial provision.

“We should write to North Lincolnshire Council and say given the circumstances we want our fair share of the financial provision and we want it to be invested in Crowle.”

The construction of windfarms in the Isle of Axholme has taken a step further this week when planning permission to erect an 80 metre wind speed measuring mast was granted.

The meteorological mast will be constructed north of Ealand Farm, on land off Moors Road, Crowle, and will reside there for two years.

Head of planning at North Lincolnshire Council, Mike Welton, said the mast was part of the overall development of 34 wind turbines at Keadby.

He said: “The mast is to measure wind speeds in that part of the Isle of Axholme. It’s all to do with the approval of the Secretary of State for wind farms.

“The windfarm operators for the Keadby scheme, Renewable Energy Systems (RES), whose plans include 34 turbines to the north side of the A18, submitted plans for the mast.

“It will be 80 metres high at the tip of the pole and some guy wires will be attached to stabilise it.”

Mast applicant Tom Fewster, from RES, said: “We needed a series of data sets so we are able to make the turbines properly and have warranties. We already have a mast there but we needed a higher one and measuring wind speed is one of the conditions that has to be discharged before we can put the turbines up.

“There is a community fund of £1,000 per megawatt per year proposed but no decision has been made on where it will go.

“We might end up installing more than 50 megawatts at the Keadby site.”

A spokeswoman for North Lincolnshire Council said: “As we are at a very early stage of this development we haven’t negotiated finance details yet but we will be looking at starting negotiations soon.”

Scunthorpe Telegraph

17 July 2008

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