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Construction of wind farm begins
Askam wind farm
The green power from the wind farm will be fed into the national grid
Work on a locally-funded 4.4m wind farm in Oxfordshire is finally getting under way after 15 years of delays.

Construction of the farm, located at Watchfield on the Oxfordshire and Wiltshire border, begins on Monday.

Mark Luntley, of Westmill Wind Farm Co-op, said he was delighted the scheme was finally going ahead after so many years of preparation.

The five turbines, which will provide enough electricity to light up 2,500 homes, will be delivered in January.

The money was put up by 2,394 people who formed the Westmill Wind Farm Co-op to manage the business.

When the wind farm is operational the co-op will sell the electricity.


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