Winscombe turbine plan approved

PUBLISHED: 16:00 02 December 2010

The 17.5m high turbine will help with farm energy costs

The 17.5m high turbine will help with farm energy costs

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WINSCOMBE now has it’s second wind turbine after parish councillors approved a farmer’s planning application.

The proposal to build the 17.5m high turbine was submitted by farmer David Avery in order to save money on bills at his Oakridge Lane home.

At a meeting of Winscombe and Sandford Parish Council’s planning committee, councillors unanimously approved the proposal after being satisfied that the turbine would not be close to any other homes and it would not impinge on the village’s skyline.

Power from the turbine will be used for domestic and farm use by Mr Avery, with any surplus energy being returned to the National Grid.

Last year, Winscombe Primary School installed a 13m high turbine last year, becoming the first school in North Somerset to do so.

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