Firm welcomes backing for King’s Lynn wind turbine plan

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A business centre says it will be able to continue to offer cheap rents after receiving permission to install a £1 million wind turbine.

Mickram Ltd could start work on installing the 60 m turbine at the Riverside Business Centre in Lynn’s Cross Bank Road during autumn next year.

West Norfolk Council’s planning committee approved the plans during a meeting on Monday.

Company director Mike Stollery has welcomed the decision.

He said: “We are very happy to receive planning permission.

“It will allow us to run this business centre effectively free of electricity costs and a number of homes around this area will benefit as well.

“We wanted to try to make sure that the rates for being on our site were kept to a minimum and electricity prices are a huge concern and keep rising.

“The wind turbine will help us to stabilise that so we can allow business to stay here at cheap rates.”

The business centre is used by 14 firms, including plumbers and electricity saving firms. The turbine has a blade tip height of 86.5m and a capacity of 0.5Mw.

It could be shipped into Lynn Docks and then transported onto the site using a public right of way rather than main roads. Mr Stollery said these plans still had to be finalised.

Lynn Civic Society had lodged a planning application fearing that the plans would be a “step too far” for the historic town.


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