UK: Torridge to Debate Atlantic Array Today, Opponents Plan Protest
Torridge District Council’s Special Plans Committee is holding a meeting on the proposed Atlantic Array offshore wind farm today in Bideford Town Hall.
Outside the Town Hall there will be a protest against the offshore wind project, according to ITV. Opponents claim that such a large infrastructure could damage the region’s tourism and hence, endanger the economy. However, RWE says that the project will be a big boost for the British economy and create thousands of jobs.
Since 2010, RWE has made a number of changes to the proposal, after consultation and assessments on the site. The proposal now comprises 240 wind turbines that could generate enough clean electricity to power 900,000 homes annually.
Offshore WIND Staff, September 10, 2013; Image: RWE