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Wind farm with enough power for 500,000 homes proposed for north-west England

by Maryam Bint-Kazam
wind farm, Wind farm proposed for the Morecambe and Fleetwood coast

Proposals have been put forward for a wind farm off England’s Lancashire coast that could generate renewable power for more than 500,000 homes.

Lancaster City Council says it will look at the benefits of the farm against possible disturbance to the sea bed and impact on local marine wildlife and birds.

According to developers Flotation Energy Ltd and Cobra, Morecambe Offshore Wind Farm could include up to 40 turbines.

Councillors and residents are being asked for their views on the proposal.

Effects on commercial fishing, shipping, and ferry routes from the ports of Heysham and Liverpool will also be considered, as well as how the farm would appear when viewed from Heysham.

The wider Morecambe Bay region is home to a number of protected birds sites including RSPB locations, but the plan states that the scheme is located outside any designated areas of importance for bird populations.

The turbines are being proposed for a site south of Fleetwood, set some distance from Morecambe Bay.

A final decision on the plan will be made by the government and national planning inspectors.

Image: TebNad/Shutterstock

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