WORK is gathering pace on development of a new windfarm between Humberston and Tetney.
The eight-turbine project is on land at Bishopthorpe Farm close to Anglian Water's Newton Marsh sewage treatment works where there are already two operational turbines.
Even though the applicants, Manchester-based ASC Renewables, offered residents in Tetney, Tetney Lock and Humberston at least £100 off their energy bills each year for 25, the scheme was opposed by many.
Fearful that their initiative would be snarled up in planning red tape at East Lindsey District Council, ASC pressed for a decision from Whitehall which ruled in favour after considering recommendations from an independent planning inspector.
ASC Renewables are no longer thought to be involved, having relinquished the reins to the Bishopthorpe Wind Farm Ltd whose sole directors, both based in Scotland, are Mark Evans
and Katy Hogg who are also involved with other onshore wind farm ventures in the UK.
The former is managing director of the UK division of German company Baywa.Re which has an important stake in the Bishopthorpe scheme
Meanwhile, Miss Hogg, who is 36, is managing director of a firm which operates a nine-turbine farm at Fraisthorpe, near Bridlington.
Cables to connect the new windfarm to the national grid have already been laid, and the whole venture is expected to be operational in the first part of 2017.
|Above and below - a specialist crane is being used to hoist the turbine columns and blades into place|