Wind turbines will have no significant impact on the surrounding area, say bosses
Bosses behind the eight 105-metre wind turbines planned for farm land at Newton Marsh, Tetney, have made moves to reassure the public it will have no "significant impact" on the surrounding area.
At the second consultation meeting at Humberston Country Club this week, developers ASC unveiled their plans for the site which is less than a mile away from Thorpe Park and the Humberston Fitties.
As reported, Bourne Leisure, owners of the Thorpe Park, have pledged to fight the development "tooth and nail".
The farm – which will generate enough power for up to 11,770 homes – is next to Anglian Water sewerage works and is an extension of Anglian Water's wind farm – also managed by ASC – which will see two 105-metre turbines erected in the coming weeks.
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Mr Denny said: "We have carefully considered the location of the wind farm by placing it next to an existing scheme. We have done two years worth of ecological and environmental studies and through that we have established there will be no significant effects other than some visual impact."
Mr Denny said the noise generated by the turbines will be 'significantly below' the maximum set by national planning guidelines and the construction of the farm will generate between six and eight million pounds for the local economy.
He also dismissed the impact that Lincolnshire County Council's stance on wind farms would have on decisions made by ELDC, which is the planning authority.
He added: "It is definitely an issue but planning is now done through the national planning policy framework and any development has to reflect those details. It is our view that LCC's planning decision doesn't do that and we don't take it into account.
"We have bounded targets set by the European Union that we have to meet. Onshore wind farms are not the entire answer but fossil fuels are not infinite and we have to move away and evolve from that."