Lancaster firm is behind new giant wind turbine

PHOTO. KEVIN McGUINNESS.'The new wind turbine at Dewlay, Garstang
PHOTO. KEVIN McGUINNESS.'The new wind turbine at Dewlay, Garstang
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GARSTANG’S second giant wind turbine could be whirring over the landscape by 2013, if Wyre’s planners approve the scheme.

Lancaster-based Wind Direct, which constructed the area’s first turbine at Dewlay Cheese just over a year ago, has now formally submitted plans for an even taller turbine on the neighbouring Cross House Farm off the A6 at Kirkland to the south of the town.

The latest turbine, if approved, will be 130 metres high – about four metres taller than Dewlay’s nearby tower. The project will cost in the region of £3.6m.

Wind Direct spokeswoman Nicola Mortimer, said she was excited by the project, which is earmarked for land owned by the Parkinson family of Cross House Farm, who were among the opponents of the Dewlay turbine.

See the Lancaster Guardian (15-12-11) for full story.