27/10/14

Local residents are being given the opportunity to attend further public exhibitions to find out the latest information on proposed plans for a new wind farm in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

EDF Energy Renewables is holding two public exhibitions to update residents on its application for its High Wood wind farm on a proposed site between Tibthorpe and North Dalton, to the south west of Driffield.

Earlier this year the company announced its proposals to develop a 12 turbine, 24MW wind farm on the site that would be capable of supplying enough  low carbon power to meet the average annual domestic electricity requirements of around 12,900 homes, and save around 23,500 tonnes* of carbon dioxide emissions annually. 

Since then further site investigation work and environmental assessments have been carried out and EDF Energy Renewables will be highlighting the main findings of this work at two exhibitions for local residents. 

These events will be on Friday, 14th November at North Dalton Village Hall from 2.00pm to 7.00pm and on Saturday, 15th November at Tibthorpe Village Hall from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Darren Cuming, onshore wind development manager at EDF Energy Renewables, said: “All the site investigation work undertaken at the High Wood site continues to confirm our belief that the location has good potential for wind farm development.

“At our previous events we promised to keep everyone updated on our plans and to provide details of our ecological and environmental findings on the site.

“These events will provide this information and ensure that everyone who wants to come and talk to us has the opportunity to do so.”

As well as having the chance to raise questions with members of the development team, visitors to the exhibitions will also be able to view interactive 3D visual simulations showing  the proposed scheme from different locations.

*Please note these figures are based on onshore turbines operating at 26.06% capacity (2008-2012 average load factor for onshore wind from Digest of UK Energy Statistics) and assuming 4,222 is the average UK household electricity consumption in kW hours (based on DECCs publication URN:13D/310 December 2013).