March 31, 2010 | Community News
Work to connect the site of the new Marr wind farm to the national grid is set to get underway.
A team from Yorkshire Electricity Distribution (YEDL) will be laying the cabling from the local substation up to the wind farm site over the next few weeks, in advance of construction work starting on site in the autumn.
Developers Banks Developments is expecting to have the four-turbine scheme, which will be situated to the south of the village of Marr next to the A1(M) around five miles west of Doncaster, up and running by the middle of next year.
All the required archaeological work has now been carried out on the site, and work to improve the road junction in the village between the A635 and Hangman’s Stone Lane will begin in the near future.
Banks also has a number of contracts out to tender for the civil and electrical engineering work on site, as well as for the turbines themselves, and expects to confirm these appointments in late Spring.
The Marr scheme will provide power for up to 6,500 homes in the area, a figure which covers 90% of all the homes in the local parishes.
Rob Williams, RenewablesProjects Director at Banks Developments, says: “We’re pleased with the progress being made with the Marr wind farm, and the beginning of cabling work is another important milestone in its development.
“Our hope is to have the scheme fully operational by next summer, and we will continue to keep local communities fully up-to-date with future progress.
“Producing energy from secure UK renewable sources is becoming ever more important in meeting both regional and national energy needs, and this scheme will make a significant contribution to the Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council area’s targets for renewable energy generation.”