SUTTON BRIDGE: Is a wind farm necessary?

I AM writing to voice my concerns about the proposed wind farm at Sutton Bridge. I see that the site is just south of the boundary between SDHC and FDC so my concerns are addressed to both authorities. My main objection is that this proposed wind farm is

I AM writing to voice my concerns about the proposed wind farm at Sutton Bridge. I see that the site is just south of the boundary between SDHC and FDC so my concerns are addressed to both authorities.

My main objection is that this proposed wind farm is unnecessary and would be a blight on the landscape. Currently, there are plans for three more wind farms off the Wash, Lincolnshire Coast and North Norfolk Coast. The proposed installation for a maximum installed capacity of 500 MW for the Docking Shoal site alone involves the erection of between 83 and 166 turbines depending on the turbine chosen and its size. This is between 12 and 22 times the capacity for the Grange Farm site which proposed to erect seven. RES UK & Ireland (the company involved in this site) claim that the 14MW capacity 'is likely to generate enough electricity to power approximately 8.000 homes in the SH District. I wonder how this will be achieved.

When I spoke to the architect at the recent exhibition held in Sutton Bridge by the rival green energy company Peterborough Renewable Energy (who also have plans to build at Sutton Bridge), he told me that waste heat generated by them would not directly benefit the residents of Sutton Bridge because it was not a viable option to direct the energy to existing homes. Only new build estates would be worth considering. I suspect the same applies to electricity fed into the National Grid from the Grange Farm site.

I should be interested to know just how RES justify their claim.


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I believe this proposed wind farm will have no benefit to the people of Sutton Bridge and little, if any, benefit to South Holland.

We lose a library, we lose a bank, we don't have a village hall and yet we have room for schemes that do not directly benefit the residents of Sutton Bridge.

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JANET BLUNDELL

East Bank

Sutton Bridge

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