Council vows to fight ‘huge substation’ and wind farm

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County council chiefs have vowed to fight an offshore wind farm, which will see a ‘huge substation’ built north west of Bicker.

The Triton Knoll development was passed last week.

County councillor Colin Davie said: “We do not object to the to the wind farm itself, but we do object to the miles and miles of cabling that will need to be routed through Lincolnshire as it will cause huge disruption to local people, and to our tourism industry.

“In addition, we feel that the electrical compound proposed for Skegness and huge substation proposed for Bicker could all be built at Killingholme without causing any harm to people or the local economy.”

Coun Davie said the project will cost £3.6bn to deliver and urged developer RWE to listen to communities and change their plans to have less of an impact.

He added: “For a project of this scale, developers and planners have a duty to listen to our communities. Cost should not be a factor.

“I, alongside my colleagues at the county council, will continue to fight for a solution which suits both the needs of the developer and the wishes of local people.”