Consultation to begin on proposed Nocton Fen wind farm

A Swedish energy company will start a six-week public consultation with residents after publishing an artist’s impression of a proposed wind farm at Nocton Fen in Lincolnshire.

Vattenfall is holding the consultation from June 8 for the planned wind farm, which would see 20 turbines, 149.5 metres in size, erected on the site.

The consultation will share the results of the energy company’s assessment and design work to date, the potential environmental effects of the proposals, their significance and measures to reduce their impact.

Following an earlier consultation with residents, the number of turbines suggested has been reduced from 23 to 20.

The Nocton Fen plans from Tattershall Castle. Photo: Vattenfall

The Nocton Fen plans from Tattershall Castle. Photo: Vattenfall

Graham Davey, Vattenfall’s Project Manager for the Nocton Fen Wind Energy Project, said: “We want to talk to as many people as possible about our plans in June. We know that they are taking a keen interest in how the wind farm might look.

“These photomontages will show people the potential visual effect of the Nocton Fen Wind Energy Project.

“We want to develop and operate a wind farm that benefits as many local residents as possible.

“That’s why we’ve started talking to people about an annual community investment of £300,000 and why we’ll start talking to local businesses soon.”

Photo: Vattenfall

Photo: Vattenfall

The application is expected to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate in the early part of 2016.

After receipt of the application, there will be 28 days to review the application and decide whether or not to accept it.

The Vattenfall project team will hold six drop-in sessions in the area as part of the consultation.

More details can be found online.