Last chance for residents to comment on Nocton Fen wind farm proposals

Residents are being urged to not miss out on giving their views on plans for a proposed wind farm in a village south east of Lincoln.

As previously reported, Swedish energy company Vattenfall is holding a consultation for a wind farm at Nocton Fen, which would see 20 turbines, 149.5 metres in size, erected on the site.

The Nocton Fen plans from Tattershall Castle. Photo: Vattenfall

The Nocton Fen plans from Tattershall Castle. Photo: Vattenfall

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.

The six-week consultation comes to an end on July 20 and allows local residents to provide feedback before Vattenfall prepares its planning application.

Copies of the consultation documents are being held at North Kesteven District Council’s offices in Sleaford, as well as parish offices in Heighington and Washingborough, libraries in Metheringham and Branston, and Dunston village hall.

The Nocton Fen wind farm proposal. Photo: Vattenfall

The Nocton Fen wind farm proposal. 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.

“We know that they are taking a keen interest in how the wind farm might look and we want to develop and operate a wind farm that benefits as many local residents as possible.”

Vattenfall is expected to submit an application for a Development Consent Order to the Planning Inspectorate for determination in January 2016.

More information is available on the project website.