Nov 4, 2013 - British wind power developer Infinergy said on Wednesday it would no longer pursue the development of its 11.5-MW Vectis wind farm on the Isle of Wight, southern England.
The firm explained that its decision was based on the lack of sufficient local grid capacity.
In May, Infinergy dropped its appeal against a decision of the Isle of Wight Council to turn down the Vectis proposal. Following a technical assessment study, the firm explained that the project would not be able to meet the required noise restrictions. The project was rejected in July 2012 by the local council's planning committee on fears the planned wind facility would have a negative visual impact on the landscape and surrounding Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs).
Dorset-based Infinergy planned to install five turbines on agricultural land near Wellow and Thorley. The wind farm would have produced enough power for up to 6,400 households a year.
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