Last days of wind turbine inquiry

The Hemswell Cliff wind turbine inquiry at The Epic Centre EMN-150127-115631001
The Hemswell Cliff wind turbine inquiry at The Epic Centre EMN-150127-115631001

The public inquiry into the planned wind turbine farm at Hemswell Cliff is due to close on Friday.

The inquiry at Lincolnshire Showground follows an appeal from RWE Innogy against West Lindsey District Council turning down its plans for ten turbines at Hemswell Cliff.

The hearing began last Tuesday and yesterday, Ernest Coleman of opposition group VOCAT took to the floor to speak on archaeology and radiation issues.

“It’s extremely difficult to tell how it’s going,” he told the Rasen Mail this week.

Mr Coleman said VOCAT has attracted around 1,500 signatories of support “all from local people.”

However, local Green Party activists also claim support for the project.

RWE Innogy has declined to comment on the inquiry until after its completion.

On Friday, the company, VOCAT and West Lindsey District Council, will make their closing comments and make a site visit to where the turbines are planned.