Public invited to have say on plans for new wind farm

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More information is set to be released about plans for a controversial wind farm at St Michael’s on Wyre.

Some 8,000 leaflets are being distributed by RWE 
Innogy UK, inviting members of the public to attend a two day drop-in information event about the proposed Cuckoo Wood Wind Farm.

The event, at St Michael’s Village Hall, follows a “meet the developer day” held last September.

The dates for the drop-in are Friday, February 28, from 4 to 7.30pm and Saturday, March 1, between 10am and 3pm.

Alice Byrne, RWE Innogy UK’s developer for the wind farm, said: “Since our ‘meet the developer day’, the design of the proposed wind farm has evolved as a result of our ongoing studies and feedback from the public.

“However, the layout has not yet been finalised and I would therefore like to encourage as many people as possible to attend the public exhibition and provide us with their thoughts.

“Members of the project team will be present to answer any questions that people may have, and information will be available on the potential supply chain opportunities for local 
businesses, should the wind farm receive planning 

“We will also be seeking suggestions for how a potential community investment fund could be spent, if the wind farm is constructed.”

Those attending will be able to view images of what the wind farm could look like from various locations

RWE Innogy UK was previously known as RWE npower renewables1.

More information about the proposed Cuckoo Wood Wind Farm can be found on the RWE website wood

Meanwhile, local protestors have pledged to organise a public meeting and have distributed “Say No To Wind Farms” placards which are on display throughout the village.