Off-shore wind farm plan: no objection
A PLAN for one of the biggest off-shore wind farms in the world moved a step closer to becoming a reality off the South Wales coast this week.
Two local authorities the other side of the Bristol Channel have not raised any objection to the £3 billion pound development.
Both Devon county councillors and Torridge district councillors raised no objection to the plans during meetings on Tuesday — despite some members of the public shouting “shame on you”, as results of votes were announced.
The project would be among Britain’s biggest wind farms, with up to 240 turbines, if the plans are accepted by the UK Government which will have the final say on the development.
Each turbine could reach a maximum of 220 metres in height and it is estimated it would generate enough electricity to power about 900,000 homes.