Wind Farm Planned for Cottam

A WIND farm could be built on the highest point of the Yorkshire Wolds. RWE npower renewables has confirmed it is undertaking some early technical investigations into the potential for a wind farm development at Cottam Airfield near Driffield.

The company could not confirm how many turbines it is considering as part of its initial investigations.

Despite being built as a bomber airfield as a satellite to RAF Driffield, poor weather conditions meant Cottam was never used as an airfield.

Its watch office was demolished in 1980 and its runways and buildings were previously used for bomb storage.

Diann Atkin, Cottam Parish Council clerk, is concerned about any potential development at the airfield.

She said: “I am totally against any proposals for a wind farm in this area.

“I believe we are custodians of our landscapes. The Wolds are a place of designated natural beauty and should remain so.”

RWE is to host a number of community consultation events regarding any future developments.

The first of these will take place at Driffield Community Centre on Friday, October 25, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

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