October 6, 2011

New structures would be 5m lower

By Amanda Greaves, Ilkley Gazette, www.ilkleygazette.co.uk 6 October 2011

A water company has reduced the height of proposed wind turbines by five metres in its latest bid to replace obsolete turbines at the scenic Chelker Reservoir.

Kelda Water Services, a Yorkshire Water sister firm, is expected to submit its third planning application to Craven District Council tomorrow, this time for two 75-metre high structures on prominent high ground between Addingham and Draughton.

The company says it has listened to the views of local communities before drawing up its latest plans to replace four redundant 45-metre turbines, to power two nearby pumping stations.

People living near the site were expected to receive letters from KWS this morning about the planning application.

Read more in the Ilkley Gazette.

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