Offshore wind farm is cut back by a third after public protests
While the decision was praised by environmentalists, local campaigners accused the firm of making token gestures.
It follows a landmark High Court ruling, which stated that the Coalition's renewable energy targets did not outweigh value of the beauty of the English countryside.
June 1, 2012
by Andrew Hough
in The Telegraph
A massive offshore wind farm project will be scaled back following a critical public reaction, it has emerged.
The Atlantic Array project, located in the Bristol Channel between South Wales and North Devon, is to be downsized by a third.
The £3 billion scheme is expected to provide energy for up to a million homes when it becomes fully operational within the next decade.
Amid a growing backlash, RWE npower renewables, the contractor, confirmed that the scheme's physical size would be cut from a maximum of 417 turbines to 278.
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