Lincolnshire wind farm project could benefit contractors
Limited company contractors and freelancers trading in the construction sector could find themselves in demand, after it was recently announced that a new wind farm will be built at Heckington Fen, in Lincolnshire.
The government has given permission for Ecotricity to start constructing the new wind farm, which will be made up of 22 wind turbines and will also be the fourth largest in the country.
Highly skilled contractors and permanent workers alike, will be required to build the site, which Ecotricity has said will produce 66MW of power – which is able to produce enough energy each year to power almost 40,000 homes.
Ecotricity founder Dale Vince said, “It is very rewarding for everyone here at Ecotricity… it has been four years in planning and is a huge piece of work. It is great to have it upheld by the Secretary of State.
“Heckington Fen is a superb location for a wind park, probably the best we’ve ever seen.
“The planning department from North Kesteven District Council recommended the application for approval and we had no objections from any of the statutory consultee’s such as English Heritage, RSPB or Natural England. That’s quite rare and a sign of what a strong project this is.”
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