Green light for EDF Energy’s wind farm in Yorkshire

A proposal to build a new wind farm in South Yorkshire has been given the go ahead by the local planning authority. EDF Energy’s Park Spring project, which will be […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A proposal to build a new wind farm in South Yorkshire has been given the go ahead by the local planning authority.

EDF Energy’s Park Spring project, which will be located on a site between the villages of Great Houghton and Grimethorpe, east of Barnsley, will have a total capacity of 6MW and include three turbines.

It is expected to produce enough clean electricity to power around 3,200 households.

Once completed, EDF Energy Renewables will also set up a local community fund and pay £5,000 per megawatt every year over the expected 25-year lifetime of the project, the company said.

Matthieu Hue, Director of Onshore Wind said: “We consider the Park Spring site to be an excellent location for the size of wind farm proposed – it will contribute to the generation of low carbon electricity in South Yorkshire, help meet government renewable energy targets and the country’s future energy supply needs. It will also generate significant benefits for the local community.