Dec 8, 2014 - UK-based Peel Energy and United Utilities have amended their proposal for a wind farm in Lancashire, England, to include 16 rather than 26 turbines, the BBC said Thursday.
The proposed facility will be an extension to the 65-MW Scout Moor wind farm between Rochdale and Rossendale, which has been generating power since 2008.
The developers will file a planning application for the scaled-back project with the Rochdale and Rossendale Borough Councils in 2015. The change in their plan was made following consultation with local communities, Peel Energy’s development director for wind, Jonathan England, said as cited by the news agency.
As part of the revised plans, Peel Energy and United Utilities will increase the distance between the wind turbines and some recreational routes and change the location of some machines so that they do not impact areas of deep peat on the moor.
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