The Somerset County Planning and Zoning Commission has just approved the regulations that could pave the way for a major wind farm project.
It now goes to the County Commissioners for final approval.
The 3-to-1 vote gave the green light for the turbines to be 575 feet, that is, 175 feet higher than the previously agreed to.
The approval brings Pioneer Green Energy one step closer to building its 25 wind-turbine farm that would spread across thousands of acres between Marion Station and Westover in southern Somerset County.
The company had insisted on the higher height to make the project work.
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