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Developing 11 MW project in UK's Fenlands

Plans for a nine turbine wind farm in the Fenlands of East Anglia have been unveiled to replace three smaller projects after protests about them from environmental groups. Developers Wind Prospect and TXU Europe say they are developing the 11.7 MW project at Stags Holt near March in Cambridgeshire in close consultation with English Nature, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and Fenland District Council. Wind Prospect says residents of Coldham village helped the company identify the Stags Holt site after concerns over impacts on birds scuppered plans for the smaller three turbine projects which all had premium-priced Non-Fossil Fuel Obligation (NFFO) power purchase contracts. Incoming changes to the NFFO rules now mean that developers can transfer contracts to alternative sites. The revised plans are a "win win situation for East Anglia's wildlife," says Richard Powell from RSPB.

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