Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Bullington Cross wind farm plans scaled back by EDF

The size of a proposed wind farm in Hampshire has been cut from 17 turbines to 14 following a consultation.

The Bullington Cross facility would be built near the junction of the A34 and A303 south of Whitchurch.

EDF Energy Renewables, the company that wants to build it, said the changes were in response to community feedback.

A planning application is yet to be submitted for the turbines, which would be located in three different local authority areas.

EDF said, under the revised plans, seven of the turbines would be in the Winchester City Council's planning area, four would be in Basingstoke and three in Test Valley.

It said all the turbines would be at least 800m from the nearest properties and no more than 126.25m-high.

If built, the facility would have a capacity of around 28MW which would be capable of providing enough electricity for about 13,000 homes.

EDF project manager Darren Cumming said: "We have listened to what the community have told us and we have reduced the scheme now to 14 turbines.

"We have taken into account what has been said from local people in Whitchurch about visibility of the project from there so removing the two northern turbines does reduce the impact of the scheme from Whitchurch."

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