A leading energy company from Sweden is investigating the potential for siting a wind farm development in the north of the district.
The state-owned Swedish utility company Vattenfall, which operates six off-shore and onshore wind farms across Britain, is at the early stages of the scheme at Nocton Fen.
Over the coming months, the developer will seek the views of local and national interests as it assesses the potential to generate green electricity on the 9km² area of land, to the east of Nocton.
An initial feasibility study has shown that Nocton Fen may have potential to accommodate a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project generating over 50MW of power.
In the coming weeks, local residents will be invited to participate in initial information sessions and a newsletter will be sent confirming date and venues.
Project manager Graham Davey said: “This phase is all about identifying issues and opportunities. Vattenfall has a strong track record in developing wind farms in the UK that are well designed and that prioritise investment in local communities, jobs and businesses. We are starting discussions at a very early stage in the project, before we start our detailed research on site, so that we understand key local issues and priorities to develop a project that can deliver real opportunities to the area.”
For more details visit www.vattenfall.co.uk/noctonfen