The nine-turbine wind farm is set to be operational in North Devon by summer 2016.

Construction of Batsworthy Cross Wind Farm near Knowstone is set to commence next month.

The ground breaking works will include installation of the site compound, access tracks, turbine foundations and the substation building.

Delivery and installation of nine wind turbines is planned for early spring 2016 and it is expected the site becoming fully operational summer 2016.

Michael Williams, senior project manager at RWE Innogy UK said: “This is a very exciting time. It is a significant milestone to start construction and is the culmination of many years of hard work.

“Regular updates on our construction and progress will be posted on our dedicated Batsworthy Cross Wind Farm webpage.”

For more information, visit www.rweinnogy.com/batsworthycross or email batsworthy.cross.Innogy@rwe.com