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Wherstead: New plans submitted to Babergh District Council for wind turbine near Jimmy’s Farm

PUBLISHED: 14:32 20 December 2013 | UPDATED: 14:32 20 December 2013

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Plans for a wind turbine near Jimmy’s Farm have been registered with Babergh District Council.

It comes just a few months after the same company wanting to build the structure withdrew plans for another turbine near Belstead.

Partnerships for Renewables (PfR) want to build the turbine on land at Pannington Farm in Wherstead.

Jerry Sturman, Regional Manager at PfR, said: “We have now completed all the environmental and technical studies and extensive pre-application consultation, which have confirmed our belief that the site is an appropriate one for wind energy development.

“We believe the land is suitable for a single turbine which will stand at a maximum tip height of 130 meters and could generate up to 5.4 gigawatt hours (GWh) of green electricity every year – enough to power approximately 1,280 homes.

“We would like to thank those who attended our community surgeries on the December 4 and 6 in Belstead and Pinewood.

“It was clear attendees were appreciative of the opportunity to view the planning application and share any questions or comments with the project team.

“Although numbers were down from our previous surgeries for a two turbine proposal, it was encouraging to hear some positive feedback on the decision to instead go ahead with a single turbine project.”

As part of the development there would be a community benefit fund generating up to £12,500 per year for the life of the project available to the local community to be spent as it sees fit.

Stop Ipswich Turbines, a group which campaigned against the earlier two-turbine plan, have previously said they would also oppose the construction of a single turbine at Pannington Farm.

4 comments

  • I have recently been to a few places in mainland Europe, these lovely things are everywhere. Why are we in Britain always so far behind these days. One day the fossil fuels are going to be gone. I believe in the future of these beauties. I bet in days of old folks probably complained about wind mills ( flour grinding ones)

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    Lee Davies

    Friday, December 20, 2013

  • Why have you used a picture of a small turbine.There are plenty of acutual true scale visuslisations on the SIT website or on PFR website. This picture does not show the true enormity of the planned turbine. Perhaps it might also have been good to mention that the land is owned by an MP Mr Peter Aldous as well. Same MP that represents Kessingland where the local community have been plagued by noise and shadow flicker nusance from wind turbines. Obviouisly does not care one bit about the potentional to ruin peoples lives in Wherstead Belstead and Stoke Park.

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    Victor

    Friday, December 20, 2013

  • Fingers crossed this time.

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    richie w

    Friday, December 20, 2013

  • There has always been the radio masts where the old police house used to be just off the A137. Can't see a problem with a bit more 'skyline decoration'. Better turbines than the crass idea of a solar array in Tattingstone which would cover good arable land.

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    Tractorboy

    Friday, December 20, 2013

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