EDF Energy scales back wind farm plans in Somerset

Plans for wind turbines to be built on a farm in Somerset have been scaled back after people living near the site raised concerns.

EDF Energy has now submitted plans to have five turbines at Withy End Farm near Puriton instead of the nine turbines it had originally wanted.

The positioning of the turbines has also been changed to reduce the environmental and visual impact.

If approved, the five turbines could power 5,500 homes.

The firm says 469 people attended their public consultation exhibitions, with 171 questionnaires completed.

Dennis Garry, development manager for the project, said: "We believe that the Withy End Farm site is very suitable for this kind of development.

"We would like to thank all those who participated in the consultation as their feedback has played a key role in helping to shape our final proposals for the site."

The plans will now go before Sedgemoor District Council for consideration.

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