Windfarm approved

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PLANNERS have given the green light to a windfarm project near Bridlington.

Waste Recycling Group, WRG, have been given planning approval for two wind turbines at its Carnaby landfill site after members of East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s planning committee gave it the go ahead.

The Carnaby Wind Energy Project will see the development of two 125m turbines, each capable of generating up to 3MW of renewable electricity, which together are enough to power more than 2,500 homes.

Construction should begin early in 2012, and that the site will become operational during that summer.

Stuart Markham, Development Manager at WRG, said: “We are committed to developing clean, sustainable forms of energy and helping the UK reduce its carbon emissions.

“We look forward to working closely with the local community to ensure that they benefit from the project as it progresses towards construction and operation next year.”

A planning application for the turbines was submitted to the council in November last year and included a environmental impact assessment which looked at visual impact, access and transport infrastructure, noise, available wind resource and potential effects on local flora and fauna, including birds and bats.

It also followed feedback from the public at a public exhibition held by WRG in September last year.