New consultation over plans for two wind turbines at Hundred Road, March

Waste Recycling Group (WRG) is hosting a second public exhibition about its plans to build two wind farms at its March landfill site. It will be held at the town's Oliver Cromwell Hotel, on Wednesday, May 4.

The Hundred Road scheme would see the siting of two turbines, each with a maximum height of 125m to the tip of the blade, which are capable of generating enough electricity to power more than 3,000 homes.

The proposal comes as a result of WRG reviewing a number of its closed and operational landfill sites across the UK (including the March Landfill site on Hundred Road) to establish feasible locations for the possible development of wind energy projects. The feasibility studies included a rigorous assessment of technical and environmental aspects to ensure that the sites selected are the most appropriate for development.

WRG submitted a planning application to Fenland District Council in June 2010 for two wind turbines to be erected on the Hundred Road site to provide up to 6MW electricity.

During the planning decision process, statutory consultees raised some queries on void space and visual impairment regarding the wind turbines and the surrounding landscape.

WRG decided to withdraw the application early in 2011 so that it could satisfy these queries. It has now deceided to re-consult and hold another public exhibition on the proposal.

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