Plans for a wind farm development on land between Stubton and Brandon have been submitted by RWE npower renewables.
One of the UK’s leading renewable energy developers and operators, the company is hoping to be granted permission by South Kesteven District Council for a five turbine scheme at Temple Hill.
Sarah Lee, RWE npower renewables’ developer for the proposed site, said: “We believe this is an excellent location for a wind farm, benefitting from good wind speeds and road access and a suitable connection to the National Grid.
“We have sought to keep the local community informed at key stages of our plans. If Temple Hill Wind Farm receives planning consent, the local area is set to benefit from potential community funding worth up to £1.8 million over the life of the wind farm, subject to the final installed capacity of the site.
“In addition, we encourage local companies to tender for the contracts in the development, construction and operation of our wind farms.
“Depending on the size and final number of turbines at Temple Hill, it is expected that between £750,000 and £1 million could be spent with local businesses during construction of the site and between £3 and £4 million could be spent locally during its operational phase.”
South Kesteven District Council will be conducting their own 16-week consultation on the proposed wind farm.