King’s Lynn wind farm plan moves closer..? Test mast planned for Estuary Road

Plans have been submitted for a 50-metre test mast to be erected in North Lynn.

The application, by KL Technologies, would see the mast erected at its Estuary Road site.

If approved by West Norfolk Council, the mast would only be allowed on site for a maximum of two years.

The application says the mast would be used to ensure the site offers the optimum conditions for wind-generated energy.

'The erection of a meteorological mast will allow the developer to confirm that the optimum location has been chosen for the wind turbines.

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'The data collected by the mast will also inform the Developer as to the most appropriate turbine, ' says a supporting document submitted wiht the application.

The mast iteself will be supported by steel guys and six temporary anchor points.

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The application has been made to test conditions prior to the proposed development of a wind farm at the site to help provide energy for the company's premises.

'Between now and 2015 a significant proportion of the UK's renewable energy is predicted to come from onshore wind developments.

'Delivery of onshore wind is most likely to be achieved via privately funded companies such as the current applicant,' says the supporting document. It added that by measuring the windspeed, it was possible to create an accurate projection of performance.

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