Array exhibitions set to continue this week

Chance to view revised plans attracts 400 people in four days.

PEOPLE in North Devon have been finding out more about revised plans for the Atlantic Array Offshore Wind Farm.

Nearly 400 people attended exhibitions in Abbotsham (100); Barnstaple (50); Woolacombe (184); and Bideford (60) to comment on the updated proposal by developer RWE npower renewables.

The maximum number of turbines has been reduced from 417 to 278, although RWE say they still aim to produce a 1,500 MW wind farm.

The exhibitions also detail the results of environmental and engineering assessments.

Further events are being held tomorrow (Tuesday) at Croyde Village Hall from 12noon-8pm; on Friday at Alverdiscott Village Hall from 12noon-8pm; and on Saturday, at the Lantern Centre, Ilfracombe, from 11am-5pm.

A period of consultation will end at 5pm on August 31.

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