Residents express concern over Kimbolton wind farm plans

WORRIED residents have expressed their concerns at the prospect of a wind farm being constructed on the outskirts of Kimbolton. As reported in The Hunts Post earlier this month, Broadview Energy has its eye on a site near Bicton Industrial Estate to dev

WORRIED residents have expressed their concerns at the prospect of a wind farm being constructed on the outskirts of Kimbolton.

As reported in The Hunts Post earlier this month, Broadview Energy has its eye on a site near Bicton Industrial Estate to develop a wind farm.

Although it is not yet known how many turbines would be involved or what height they wouldbe, residents living near Kimbolton are anxious about the development.

Husband and wife Amy and Richard Murphy from Stow Longa contacted The Hunts Post to say they were 'deeply sceptical' about the plans.

They believe the negative impact it would have on the historical area of Kimbolton and the surrounding villages would far outweigh the environmental benefits.

In terms of the impact on the views over Kimbolton, Mr Murphy said: "I suspect the architects will have their work cut out.

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"How do you disguise something that is likely to be taller than St Paul's Catherdral (108m) - on top of a hill overlooking Kimbolton?"

Mrs Murphy said: "From what I've heard so far I feel deeply sceptical about the plan but I do not feel they have told us enough about what they are proposing."

She added: "When a representative from Broadview Energy came, they just gave me a book explaining the benefits of wind power."

Broadview Energy does not expect to submit a planning application until the end of the year and will be arranging public consultations for people to have their say.

It is believed the first will take place on Monday, July 13 at Kimbolton Castle.

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