Work to begin on Flimby wind farm
Last updated at 19:50, Thursday, 19 April 2012
Work will begin next week on a £7.5 million wind farm at Flimby.
Three 377ft wind turbines at Flimby Hall Farm are to be erected, the project generating enough energy for 4,000 typical homes.
The turbines are expected to be fully working by the end of the year.
The work is beginning more than three years after the project won planning approval – despite concerns about the visual impact.
Both West Coast Energy Ltd, responsible for developing the wind farm, and International Power plc, its long-term owner and operator, want the local community to be aware of the construction programme.
Raymond Brown Construction Ltd has been appointed as civil engineering contractors for the project while turbine erection will be undertaken by RePower Ltd.
The inaugural meeting of a liaison committee, set up to help monitor the project was held on February 20.
A second meeting was held on April 16, chaired by Councillor Carol Tindall, of Maryport Town Council.
First published at 19:25, Thursday, 19 April 2012
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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Agree with neils comment, pity anyone staying within 2km of this windfarm, their peace of life is finished.
OMG. Thats way bigger than the 2 monstrosities at Eastmans factory at Siddick. Flimby will be officially desicrated. God help those living anywhere near them.