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Wainfleet snub 'costs Lincs £12m'

RWE warns of lost investment as local authority blocks wind farm

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RWE npower claims a “disappointing” decision to refuse planning permission for the four-turbine Wainfleet wind farm in Lincolnshire will cost the region £12m in investment.

The proposed scheme near Wainfleet St Mary had received no objections from statutory consultees but East Lindsey District planning committee voted against it at a meeting in Louth yesterday.

RWE npower renewables developer Dee Nunn said: “The decision is disappointing. With more than £12 million of investment being unlocked in its lifetime if the wind farm were built, the project offers huge potential in terms of local and regional businesses interested in tendering for the construction and operational phases.”

The company is now considering its options, which include an appeal.

Image: RWE has developed wind farms including Little Cheyne Court in the UK (RWE)

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