Sussex

Sussex windfarm plans resubmitted after concerns raised

New plans for a wind farm in East Sussex have been submitted after previous proposals were withdrawn.

Galliford Try Renewables wants to put up three turbines at Shepham Wind Farm, north of Polegate, instead of five as had been originally planned.

They would be at a lower height, and generate electricity for more than 4,000 homes a year.

The original application was withdrawn in July amid concerns from Wealden Council and South Downs National Park.

The new scheme is for three turbines at 377ft (115m) in height, rather than for five turbines standing at 414ft (126m) tall.

Project developer Tom Porter said it had taken account of the concerns raised by reducing the project in size and scale.

"We have listened closely to the comments and advice provided and we hope the amended scheme is more acceptable to the local authority and the community," he said.

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