New wind farm for village?

PUBLISHED: 09:00 03 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:30 25 May 2010

A WIND FARM could be on the horizon for one village after a planning application was submitted for a temporary measuring mast.

A WIND FARM could be on the horizon for one village after a planning application was submitted for a temporary measuring mast.

Plans for a 70m high monitoring structure supported by guy ropes, carrying meteorological instruments to assess wind characteristics, has been presented to Sedgemoor District Council.

The application comes shortly after the council revealed it met with Ecotricity, the company behind the former controversial wind farm plans in Brent Knoll, to discuss a new turbine site.

If successful the mast will be placed in Pawlett Road in West Huntspill and will monitor actual wind speeds to forecast energy generation for a proposed wind park on the site.

Rigging company Next Generation Limited are the applicants behind the mast proposal.

No excavation work is needed to fit the mast and it can remain on the land for a maximum of 18 months.

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