March 31, 2011 | Community News
Construction work is set to start soon on the site of a new South Yorkshire wind farm.
Banks Renewables, part of The Banks Group, will be beginning operations on the Hazlehead wind farm site, which sits on formerly derelict brownfield land to the west of Barnsley, on Monday 4 April.
The wind farm will be located between the villages of Crow Edge and Carlecotes, around seven miles to the west of the M1.
When fully operational, the three-turbine scheme will generate up to six megawatts of electricity.
Construction work is scheduled to take around nine months, with the scheme expected to be up and running by the end of the year.
A community benefits fund will run alongside the wind farm when it is fully operational, and will provide support for local community groups, environmental and voluntary projects to help ensure the Hazlehead Wind Farm provide a long-term positive impact on the area.
Mark Dowdall, environment and community director at The Banks Group says: “Banks Renewables is very pleased to have reached this stage in the wind farm’s development, and will endeavour to carry out the construction work safely, efficiently and responsibly.
“We will continue to work closely with the local community to ensure everyone is kept fully up to date with the progress that is being made on site.”