More turbines in the pipeline

TWO extra wind turbines are being planned for Northumberland.

Developer Blue Energy is working with Earth Balance 2000 in Bomarsund and Fergusons on the Business Park West at Sleekburn to erect the structures on their sites.

The Fergusons turbine would be 77 metres high, while the Earth Balance one would be 67 metres and sited further away from houses than the existing non-functional turbine, which will be taken down.

They say the sites have been chosen to minimise impact on the surrounding area and detailed studies into the possible effect on residents, wildlife, aviation and other issues have been ongoing for 18 months.

Parish councils, residents and businesses are being consulted and planning applications will be submitted soon.

For details visit www.blue-energyco.com/about/our-projects/planning-documents-earth-balance or /fergusons To comment, email earthbalanceturbine@northenergy.co.uk or fergusonswindturbine@northenergy.co.uk