Plans for turbines at landfill site submitted
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.