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Turbine plan for Suffolk industrial estate

PUBLISHED: 09:59 20 November 2009 | UPDATED: 11:19 12 July 2010

Plans for a new three-turbine wind farm at a north Suffolk industrial estate have been unveiled.

A scoping report for the project has been passed on to Mid Suffolk District Council and other stakeholders to explain the details of the scheme prior to any planning application being submitted.

Plans for a new three-turbine wind farm at a north Suffolk industrial estate have been unveiled.

A scoping report for the project has been passed on to Mid Suffolk District Council and other stakeholders to explain the details of the scheme before any planning application being submitted.

The scheme has drawn up by Wind Power Renewables, a company that specialises in onshore wind turbine developments, and the masts could be built at Eye Airfield on the edge of Eye Industrial Estate.

Andy Hilton, managing director of the firm, said the turbines would generate enough green energy for 5,400 homes and pump power back into the National Grid.

A separate project for two turbines at another part of the industrial estate, put forward by Wind Direct, would provide energy only for the Humphrey Group, a transport company based nearby.

Mr Hilton said: “This is very much a community project and there would be an upside for the local community - they would get the energy that these turbines generate.”

The three turbines would generate about 3.4megawatts of power and the tip height would be130metres above the ground.

As part of the proposals, £10,200 would be invested into a community fund each year by Wind Power Renewables, cash that would be used to pay for projects and facilities in local parishes.

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