Wind farm plans dropped

Developers of one of the worlds largest offshore wind farms off the coast of North Devon are expected to pull out of the project today. Sources close to energy company - RWE - say the scheme is financially unsustainable.

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Wind farm plans reduced

An electricity company has revealed that it's revising its plans for a wind farm off the North Devon coast following public objections. RWE NPower says it is reducing the spread of turbines that people would see across the horizon by 40%, after public and environmental concerns.

The plans would reduce the impact of the wind turbines on the seascape Credit: ITV Westcountry

A planning application for fewer turbines is being submitted, from 417 down to 278. If permission is granted for the project, the company hopes the Atlantic Array Wind Farm will go live in 2016.

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