BREAKING NEWS: Louth Canal Wind Energy Project turned down

Planning permission for the Louth Canal Wind Energy Project has been refused today by East Lindsey District Council.

Renewable energy developer Partnerships for Renewables (PfR) sayd it is ‘disappointed’ with the decision.

They said in a statement: “The three turbine project has the potential to generate 16.4 gigawatt hours of renewable electricity every year, enough to power approximately 3,680 UK homes and displace up to approximately 7,060 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

“Detailed studies, research and information was submitted to the Council as part of the rigorous planning assessment.”

Jerry Sturman, Regional Manager at PfR, said: “This is a disappointing decision, particularly at a time when we need to be urgently increasing the

UK’s renewable energy generation. However, we continue to believe that this project is located on an appropriate site for wind energy.

“This is supported by the fact that key statutory consultees such as Natural England along with aviation stakeholders and the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service, did not object to the project. Over 600 letters of support for the project were sent to the council, the vast majority of which were from local people.

“We will now consider our next steps, including the possibility of an appeal”.