Public consultation dates set for Kimbolton wind farm

PUBLIC consultations are to be held in the coming weeks to allow people to have their say on plans for a wind farm near Kimbolton. As reported earlier this month (June), Broadview Energy has identified a site, near Bicton Industrial Park, between Kimbolt

PUBLIC consultations are to be held in the coming weeks to allow people to have their say on plans for a wind farm near Kimbolton.

As reported earlier this month (June), Broadview Energy has identified a site, near Bicton Industrial Park, between Kimbolton and Stow Longa for a wind farm.

The company has submitted a scoping document to Huntingdonshire District Council outlining studies to be carried out.

Although it is not yet known how many turbines will be constructed or at what height, residents are being given the opportunity to have their say at two public consultations.


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These are taking place from 4pm-8pm on Monday, July 13 at Kimbolton School and Tuesday, July 14 at St Botolph Church Hall in Stow Longa.

A website on the Bicton project has also been launched (www.bictonwindfarm.co.uk) with information about the types of studies to be carried out.

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If the studies confirm the site is suitable for a wind farm, Broadview have said they will hold a series of exhibitions showing the scheme's design and layout.

Jeffrey Corrigan, managing director of Broadview said: "We want to ensure that the local community is fully aware of our initial plans and our reasons for choosing the Bicton site. In turn, we want to hear people's views about our plans and how they see renewable energy in helping to improve the environment and to secure the country's energy future."

INFORMATION: What do you think of the plans? Email editor@huntspost.co.uk or write to: Kimbolton wind farm debate, The Hunts Post, 30 High Street, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE29 3TB.

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