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Let's Talk Turbines

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4:01pm 23rd June 2014

The company behind plans to put up a wind farm near Dorchester are holding further talks with the local community tonight.

Broadview Energy Limited wants to install 6 turbines to the north of the county town, which would power  8,300 homes.

They had wanted 7, but they cut the number and their size after local feedback.

Broadview intends to submit a planning application at the end of summer this year. Tom Cosgrove, Development Manager at Broadview Energy, said: “Holding these exhibitions has been a very useful process for us and I think local residents found it informative. If the project goes ahead we expect it to generate enough renewable electricity to power over 8,300 average homes. The 2011 census recorded 8,996 homes in Dorchester and therefore we expect the 6 turbines to generate the equivalent to a very significant proportion of domestic electricity consumption in the County Town.

As well as a community fund, we are proposing to offer the local community the opportunity to invest in the project if it goes ahead, which will enable local people to not only reduce carbon emissions and increase their energy security, but also share in the revenue from a local energy project.

Broadview will be telling people tonight about how they can invest in the project and take a share of the revenue.

The community benefit and ownership workshop is being held at Herrison Hall, Charlton down from 5.30pm – 7.00pm.

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