Windfarm exhibition

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Have your say

PLANS for a wind farm of up to nine turbines near Bridlington will go on display at a public exhibition.

Held on Wednesday, April 13 at Harpham Village Hall between 2pm and 8pm local residents and others can find out more about plans by developers Wind Prospect for the “Thornholme” Field wind farm on land less than a mile north of Thornholme village and around five miles from Burton Agnes.

Detailed site maps will be available plus information on environmental surveys and photomontages giving predicted views of the turbines.

Representatives from Wind Prospect, will available to answer questions.

Sophie Nioche, development manager at Wind Prospect, said: ““We understand people living in the local area will have concerns, but wind energy is a well developed and clean technology that is making a real contribution to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels for energy generation.”

The company is currently asking East Riding of Yorkshire Council and statutory consultees, such as English Heritage, Natural England and the Environment Agency, what information they would need to see in a planning application which it hopes to be able to submit in the autumn.

The company hopes to submit a planning application by the autumn.

The windfarm is expected to generate as much electricity, on average, as is used by over 10,000 homes.

Anyone who can’t get to the exhibition can contact Wind Prospect for an information pack: email info@thornholmefieldwindfarm.co.uk or call 0117 3017 151.

Questions and comments can also be directed to the ‘have your say’ section on the Thornholme Field website: www.thornholmefieldwindfarm.co.uk.