Authorities in the UK have given approved for the enormous Heckington Fen project in Lincolnshire, which will create one of the largest wind farms in the UK.
Energy Secretary Ed Davey announced the government's decision to approve the project, which will include 22 turbines and will produce enough electricity per year to power 40,000 homes. The approval comes even after stiff opposition from the various sections including nearby residents, which argue the project will destroy the farmland in the area.
The project will result in the fourth largest onshore wind farm in England. The project site in located near the constituency of John Hayes, the Tory Energy Minister, who has recently opposed the project saying the country, has enough onshore wind farms already. Mr Hayes said that country already has sufficient number wind turbines in the planning stages to meet the targets set by the government for generating wind energy and said that he can look to protect the green land of the UK.
Mr. Hayes recently expressed that the UK already has enough of wind farms. He reportedly said that says "enough is enough" and that the country is "peppered" by the farms. The minister has ordered a new analysis into the wind farms and their impact on the local communities. About 3,000 turbines are expected to be built across the country in future, according to estimates.