Council considers applications for wind turbines in Langford and Arlesey
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Two planning applications to build wind turbines less than seven miles apart have been submitted to a council.
As previously reported by the Comet, Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) is currently considering whether to grant planning permission to allow a turbine to be built in Arlesey, but is now also holding a consultation over a proposed site in Langford.
Fisher German LLP has submitted plans to build a 87 metre high, 500kW wind turbine at Hill Farm in Edworth Road, Langford.
The consultation runs until March 26 with a decision expected to be reached shortly afterwards.
Langford already has 10 2MW wind turbines to the south of the village after an application was approved by CBC in January 2012.
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The site can be seen from the nearby village of Henlow. Parish council chairman Steve Dixon said: “We haven’t discussed it as a council yet formally but my personal opinion wouldn’t be to oppose it out of hand.”
A decision is also due on an application to build 51m high wind turbine within the boundary of the Arlesey landfill site in Mill Lane.
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The application was resubmitted in January after being rejected by the council before because the turbine was considered to be too large.
FCC Environment resubmitted its application after reducing the height of the turbine from 90m to 51m and this now being considered by CBC.
Arlesey Town Council chairman Nick Daniels said: “We are opposing it. We feel the noise generated from the site will affect residents living close by, however we also recognise that there is a need for renewable energy.”