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Turbine plans move a step closer
Wind turbines
The wind farm would provide electricity for up to 250,000 homes
Plans for a wind farm 12km off the coast of Thanet have moved a step closer with the company submitting an application to Thanet District Council.

London Array's planned wind farm is now up for consultation with details on show at the council offices in Margate.

If built, the site could generate power for up to 750,000 homes a year.

The council also said another company, Warwick Energy, was due to submit applications in September for a smaller wind farm closer to the coast.

Public meetings have already been held in the Thanet area to inform residents of the plans.

A total of 15 wind farm projects off the South East coast are being considered, as part of a government push to increase renewable energy supplies.

Thanet council has said anyone who wants to comment on either application should write, stating the name of the proposal to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry by 10 August.




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