Building begins at Yelvertoft wind farm

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CONSTRUCTION has begun at Yelvertoft Wind Farm despite protests from villagers who fought to stop it.

Over the next six months, preparations will begin for the arrival of eight 125-metre wind turbines which are due to be delivered and installed between December 2012 and February 2013.

The wind farm was approvaed by planning inspector Paul Jackson after an appeal from AES Wind Generation unhappy that Daventry District Council had rejected it.

DDC cited concerns that the farm would impact on Stamford Hall and gardens.

The turbines are now expected to be operating by March 2013. The firm says it will provide enough renewable electricity to power the equivalent of around 9,900 average households.

For more on this story, see this week’s Daventry Express.