Two more wind turbines could be on the way

TWO new wind turbines are being proposed for sites in south east Northumberland.

A consultation exercise has been launched by Cheshire-based developer Blue Energy to canvass views of local people about the proposed turbines – one at Earth Balance in Bomarsund and the other at Fergusons Business Park West at West Sleekburn.

The proposed turbines would generate both on-site electricity and power for the national grid.

Both the proposed turbines would have 50m towers.

The one planned for West Sleekburn would be the taller of the two, measuring 77m to its tip.

The proposed Earth Balance turbine would be three times bigger than the existing turbine it is lined up to replace, measuring 67m to its tip, but would be further away from the nearest houses.

Blue Energy’s Guy Johnston said: “These two turbines are a great opportunity for local organisations to reduce their carbon footprint and generate additional income.

“They would help Northumberland towards its renewable energy targets, and we hope they are popular with the local community too.”

The sites have been chosen to minimise the impact of the turbines on the surrounding area, he added.

Details of the projects can be found at www.blue-energyco.com/about/our-projects/planning-documents-earth-balance or/fergusons

To comment, e-mail earthbalanceturbine@northernergy.co.uk, or fergusonswindturbine@northenergy.co.uk