Plans for tur­bines at land­fill site sub­mit­ted

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&World Update -

PLANS for two wind tur­bines at a land­fill site in March have been sub­mit­ted to Fen­land District Coun­cil.

Waste Re­cy­cling Group (WRG) an­nounced on Tues­day that it was mov­ing ahead with its Hun­dred Road Wind En­ergy Pro­posal, that would see two 125m tall tur­bines built at the land­fill site, in Hun­dred Road.

If suc­cess­ful, the tur­bines would gen­er­ate enough elec­tric­ity to power more than 3,000 homes.

WRG has a record of tak­ing ad­van­tage of re­new­able en­ergy sources, with the com­pany al- ready pro­duc­ing 200 megawatts of en­ergy from the meth­ane gas pro­duced at each of its land­fills.

Their lat­est plans have been sub­jected to ex­ten­sive en­vi­ron­men­tal stud­ies ex­am­in­ing the po­ten­tial ef­fects of the tur­bines dur­ing their con­struc­tion, op­er­a­tion and de­com­mis­sion­ing.

Among the is­sues con­sid­ered were the vis­ual im­pact, ac­cess and trans­port in­fra­struc­ture, noise and the po­ten­tial im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment.

The com­pany was sat­is­fied that it had done its re­search and said it was de­lighted to sub- mit the ap­pli­ca­tion.

Mike Snell, head of ex­ter­nal af­fairs, said: “Fol­low­ing 18 months of com­pre­hen­sive en­vi­ron­men­tal as­sess­ment, WRG is de­lighted to be sub­mit­ting this plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion for the Hun­dred Road Wind En­ergy Project. As a com­pany, we are com­mit­ted to help­ing the UK re­duce its car­bon emis­sions and gain a safe, se­cure and sus­tain­able sup­ply of en­ergy.”

The ap­pli­ca­tion will be avail­able for view­ing at Fen­land District Coun­cil of­fices, in County Road, March and March Li­brary, in City Road.

TUR­BINES: Two 125m wind tur­bines could be built at March land­fill site.

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