Sussex wind farm recommended for approval

Plans for a wind farm in East Sussex have been recommended for approval after the number of turbines was cut from five to three.

Galliford Try Renewables (GTR) wants to build Shepham Wind Farm on fields and woodland on the Pevensey Levels north of Polegate.

The original application was withdrawn last July amid concerns from Wealden Council and South Downs National Park.

GTR said it had listened carefully to feedback from the original application.

If approved by Wealden's planning committee on 8 May, the 377ft (115m) turbines will generate between 6MW and 7.5MW of electricity, enough to power 4,000 homes over a year.

The previous plan, for 415ft (126.5m) turbines, was considered to have too much impact on the landscape and the national park 1.5 miles to the south.

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