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Community invited to have say on proposed wind farm near Dorchester
12:08pm Friday 4th October 2013 in News
THE LOCAL community will have a chance to have its say on plans for a wind farm north of Dorchester.
The Dorset Echo reported in June that renewable energy firm Broadview Energy Limited was investigating the possibility of installing seven wind turbines on land close to the Dorset County Show site between Wolfedale Golf Course and Slyer’s Lane.
The firm says, although indications so far suggest it would be a suitable site, exploration work is still continuing and it is likely to be late spring next year before a planning application is submitted.
Ahead of that Broadview is keen to gauge the opinion of local residents and will be holding two sessions on Tuesday, October 22 when it hopes to get public feedback.
The first event will be held at Herrison Hall in Charlton Down from 9am to 1pm and the second at St Mary’s First School in Charminster from 4pm to 8pm.
Project manager Tom Cosgrove said: “The plans are still at an early stage at the moment but all of the information we do have about the site and our studies so far will be on display.
“As part of the process we will also be inviting people’s views about it and receiving feedback.”
There will also be information available on Broadview’s proposed community programme that will see it invest in the local area if the wind farm goes ahead and it will be taking suggestions on what projects could benefit.
Mr Cosgrove added: “At the moment it does look like a good site for us but there are more studies we need to undertake before we get to a point where we can consider submitting a planning application.”
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