East Leeds: Main construction set to start on wind farm

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WORK on the first wind farm in the Leeds metropolitan area is set to enter a significant new phase.

Contractors have been getting a site at Hook Moor, near Micklefield, ready for the construction of the five-turbine wind farm since April.

Now the turbine components are about to be moved onto the site, with the first blades due to arrive overnight this Saturday. The first tower sections will follow next Monday, October 5, and a final delivery is planned for Tuesday, October 20.

The firm behind the scheme, Banks Renewables, hopes the wind farm will be up-and-running before the end of the year.


Lewis Stokes, development relations co-ordinator at Banks, said: “Work on the Hook Moor site has progressed well over the last few months, and we’re looking forward to seeing the scheme begin to rise from the ground over the coming weeks.

“The turbine components are scheduled to arrive at specific times to minimise the chance of any impact on the surrounding road network, and we will constantly keep local communities informed if there are any deviations from our expected schedule.”

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