Planning permission lodged for Scottish wind farm

13 Jul 2010
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Norfolk Broads windmill

Proposals to build a wind farm at Clatto Hill in Scotland have been formally made by East Fife Wind Energy.

The application includes for the site at Devon Farm in Fife to be home to seven turbines up to 121 metres high with the capability of producing enough energy for 10,000 households, the Courier reports.

According to planning and development manager for East Fife Wind Energy Jonathan Crawley, the development will provide a boost to the area, with the civil engineering aspect of the £20 million project being worth £3 million alone.

"Fife Council has a very laudable objective of becoming the greenest council in Scotland - we believe this proposal will make a very important step towards realising that objective," Mr Crawley explained.

An important element of the proposals is a community fund worth £52,500 a year to be paid to local organisations each year for the 25-year lifespan of the farm.

Another area looking to harness wind power is Yorkshire, with Able UK announcing plans to create a £400 million site.

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