Consultation events on Nocton Fen wind farm attract nearly 500 visitors

A photomontage provided by Vattenfall showing the potential view of the wind farm at Nocton Fen from the nearby hamlet of Wasps Nest. EMN-150607-170824001
A photomontage provided by Vattenfall showing the potential view of the wind farm at Nocton Fen from the nearby hamlet of Wasps Nest. EMN-150607-170824001

Nearly 500 people are reported to have attended the latest round of public consultation events on a wind farm plan.

Vattenfall, Swedish energy company, Vattenfall has held exhibitions last month in Nocton, Dunston, Bardney, Branston and Metheringham on their plans to build a 20 turbine wind farm at Nocton Fen. Turbines are proposed to measure and stand up to 149.5m tall to rotor tip.

Plans were also on display in libraries and council offices in the area and around 500 people have been to view them at the events.

Today (Monday), the company urges local residents they have two weeks left to comment on its proposal before the statutory consultation closes (July 20).

Local residents can comment on the scheme via a feedback form which can be downloaded from the Vattenfall website: www.vattenfall.co.uk/noctonfen

Graham Davey, Vattenfall’s Project Manager for the scheme, said: “In the past four weeks we have spoken to hundreds of people about our plans for a wind farm at Nocton Fen. We have really good feedback from a lot of people but the consultation is open for a further two weeks so please go to the website and use the feedback form and let us know what you think.

“But the conversation does not end there. If any member of the public wants to ask us something or has a comment then please get in touch.”

Once the statutory period of consultation has closed and all comments have been gathered Vattenfall will analyse and then publish a feedback report ahead of a formal planning application next year.