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Full speed ahead for Teesside windfarm

The windfarm site off the coast of Redcar Credit: ITV News

Work's progressing quickly on Teesside's first multi-million pound offshore windfarm. Around a third of the twenty seven turbines are now in place off the coast of Redcar. The first huge structure was put in place only last month.

Almost a third of the 27 turbines are now completed Credit: ITV News

Once the site is complete, it will provide enough power for forty thousand homes. EDF Energy Renewables is hoping that the project will be finished in the Spring. The firm describes the development as 'symbolic' and says it may help to shape its future plans for windfarms in the UK.

  1. Gerry Foley

Teesside MP says no to PM on windfarms

Ten days after more than a hundred Conservative backbenchers wrote a letter to the Prime Minister about wind farm applications, the opposition has spread to Liberal Democrat ranks.

Redcar MP, Ian Swales , used PMQs to highlight a local campaign fighting against a proposed wind farm between new Marske and Upleatham. David Cameron said the government was reducing subsidies for onshore developments. He added that the new Localism Bill will also give communities more say.