Police to escort abnormal load to Stanhoe wind farm site

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Motorists are being warned to expect delays tomorrow, Wednesday, August 20, as police escort an abnormal load to the site of a controversial wind farm development in West Norfolk.

Police will be escorting a 44-metre long vehicle from the A1 at Peterborough to the Jack’s Lane wind farm site, near Stanhoe, from 9.30am on Wednesday.

Officials from the Renewable Energy Systems (RES) group, who are developing the six turbine installation, said the journey was a test run ahead of the delivery of equipment to the site, which is expected to take place in late September or early October.

The load will travel along the A47 towards Lynn, from where it will take the A149, A148 and B1454 towards the site.

Work on the site began in March, more than a year after residents lost a legal challenge against a planning inspector’s decision to grant planning permission for the development. The scheme had initially been rejected by West Norfolk Council.