Locals to have their say on E.ON's proposed 24 turbine wind farm

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One of the big six energy companies has revealed plans to consult residents of Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, over the lay-out of a proposed 24 turbine wind farm, according to an article published by The Northern Echo.

E.ON's proposed design will see two groups of seven wind turbines and one featuring 17 positioned a mile apart towards the east of the town.

Dubbed The Isles, the original plan for the scheme proposed the construction of a 45 turbine farm. E.ON has stated that the 24 turbine farm will generate 63.5MW (megawatts) - enough electricity to power around 35,000 homes.

The plans for the Isles will be displayed at a number of public events in Newton Aycliffe; any feedback generated at the events will then be used by E.ON when it submits its plants to the Planning Inspectorate next year (2013).

The second formal part of the Isles consultation is set to run between July 5 (today) and September 9.

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