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Residents in a Lincolnshire village have attended a meeting to discuss plans for a new substation - the size of 30 football pitches - which they say will be a blot on their landscape. John Mountain - local farmer - says the wind turbines would not benefit the village.
Residents in a Lincolnshire village have attended a meeting to discuss plans for a new substation - the size of 30 football pitches - which they say will be a blot on their landscape.
The development at Great Hale Fen will bring energy from 288 offshore wind turbines to the National Grid. 'RWE npower renewables' say they will carry out extensive research before submitting the plans.
The firm says if approved the development will help provide enough home-grown renewable energy for hundreds of thousands of homes. They also say the substation on the land will be well screened.
A group of residents in Lincolnshire have vowed to fight plans to build a massive electricity substation in their village. Great Hale Fen is one of four locations that RWE npower renewables is considering to bring power generated by an offshore wind farm to the National Grid.
But locals say it will be a blot on the landscape, and are worried about the impact on wildlife and the possible health risks, as Kate Hemingway reports.
A group of residents in Lincolnshire, where a large electricity substation could soon be built, say they're planning to fight the company behind the plans all the way. Great Hale Fen is one of four locations that RWE npower renewables is considering. Kate Hemingway reports:
Triton Knoll is a proposed offshore wind farm located off the east coast of England, approximately 20 miles off the coast of Lincolnshire.
The exact size of the project is not determined, but if granted consent to go ahead, Triton Knoll could generate enough energy for 850,000 households each year.
If constructed in full, the investment made by RWE npower renewables is likely to exceed £3.6 billion - a large proportion of which will be invested in the UK.
The wind farm itself could also generate around 825 jobs.
Some residents in Great Hale Fen say they're concerned about increased traffic, whether the roads (even if improved) will cope, and also the disruption to their community as work to build the substation takes place.
Concerns have also been raised by residents in Great Hale Fen about the impact the laying of extensive underground cabling could have on the wildlife and environment.
But the company behind the plans says there will be minimal disruption.
RWE npower renewables says four areas, where a substation could be built in Lincolnshire, will be carefully assessed before any planning application is made. The company has also responded to concerns about health fears, that were raised by residents in the Great Hale Fen area.
The company says the substation will be well screened from view. The station itself will act as a host to the electricity that's generated from an offshore wind farm in the North Sea, transporting it to the National Grid.