New plans for turbine to enhance village farm

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PLANS have been unveiled for a new wind turbine at a Hunmanby farm.

The turbine would be erected Barf Farm, in Bridlington Road, and stand 24.6 metres high with a maximum blade tip height of 34.2 metres.

It would provide 203,000kWh of power.

The plans have been submitted on behalf of the farm owners by bosses at Earthmill Renewables Energy Solutions, who said the turbine would not impact upon the local landscape.

A statement read: “The farm currently spends over £5,000 a year on electricity as it is energy intensive with two large chicken sheds.

“The introduction of the proposed wind turbine would assist in meeting the farm’s energy demands.

“The site is approximately 1.4 kilometres from the village on the eastern side of Hunmanby Dale.

“The proposed wind turbine would be 65 metres south west of the nearest farm building and would be visible and would, to an extent, change the appreciation of the site.

“However, this does not necessarily equate to unacceptable harm.

“There would be some changes in the landscape but these would be relatively minor.”

The application comes as plans for up to 14 wind turbines in the South Dale area of Hunmanby continue to be debated by chiefs from Banks Renewables and concerned residents.