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Fewer turbines for wind farm near Barossa  

Credit:  ABC News, www.abc.net.au 8 December 2011 ~~

The company behind a planned wind farm at Keyneton, west of Sedan in South Australia, says that project will now have 15 fewer turbines.

Pacific Hydro had wanted 57 turbines but the total has been cut to 42 after community consultation and environmental assessments.

The company also says large vehicles will be barred from using the Sedan-Angaston Road during construction to limit impact on the road.

Andrew Richards from Pacific Hydro said it was removing planned turbines from the middle section of the development.

“Certainly some people will have less turbines on their property now than they first envisaged, but we’ve obviously talked to them about that and it’s all about the design process and doing something that is acceptable to a majority of people, which I think we have,” he said.

Pacific Hydro expects to submit a development application early next year.

Hallett plan

Six mid-north residents have withdrawn their appeal against development of the Willogoleche Hill wind farm near Hallett in South Australia.

They had been challenging a decision last July by the Development Assessment Panel of Goyder Council to approve 11 more turbines for the project, taking the total to 37.

The residents had told the the Environment Resources and Development Court their objections were based on potential health concerns, decreased land values, their view and likely noise.

Out-of-court agreements have been reached between the developer and the residents.

The matter will be formally withdrawn next month.

Source:  ABC News, www.abc.net.au 8 December 2011

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