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MolesworthSignProgress details of the Molesworth Wind Farm application which is for six wind turbines located on land north of Bythorn and Keyston and to the north west of Molesworth.  Following the submission of the original planning application this summer, RWE npower renewables have now submitted further information to Huntingdonshire District Council.

This is in direct response to feedback received during the original consultation process, when Huntingdonshire District Council invited a range of stakeholders to give their views on RWE npower renewables proposals.  A number of consultees requested further information and clarification on specific areas relating to the proposed wind farm. Therefore over the summer and autumn, RWE commissioned additional studies to provide this detail.

RWE npower renewables have submitted further information on the following:

•Landscape and Visual Impact (including additional photomontages produced by landscape architects using best practice guidance)

•Residential Visual Amenity

•Noise

•Ecology (including updated bat surveys)

•Cultural heritage and archaeology (including a trial trenching report)

•Traffic and Transportation

•Grid Connection

This information is contained within a document called Supplementary Environmental Information, and will now be the subject of a further round of consultation, conducted by the Council. All relevant feedback will be considered by the Council when determining the application and your comments could really help make a difference.

Subject to planning consent, Molesworth wind farm could help offset many thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide each year and generate enough electricity to meet the average annual needs of the equivalent of between 7,800 and 8,700 homes.

Renewable energy is needed as part of the UK’s energy mix to reduce the devastating impacts of Climate Change. Wind power is an efficient way to generate home grown electricity, reducing our dependence on depleting fossil fuels, a large proportion of which are increasingly imported from outside of the UK.

RWE npower renewables is dedicated to generating electricity using sustainable, environmentally-friendly resources. Details of their proposal can be found at: http://www.rwe.com/web/cms/en/469188/rwe-innogy/sites/wind-onshore/united-kingdom/in-development/the-proposal/

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