The local planning authority in South Yorkshire have given EDF Energy Renewables the go ahead for a proposed wind farm.
The 6MW Park Spring wind farm is planned for a site between the villages of Great Houghton and Grimethorpe, east of Barnsley and has been approved by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council’s Planning Committee.
EDF Energy Renewables will provide a fund of £30,000 each year administered by a local community foundation, to support local initiatives, activities and events.
Matthieu Hue EDF Energy Renewables director of onshore wind said “We are delighted with the council’s decision and the positive outcome for this development proposal.
“We consider the Park Spring site to be an excellent location for the size of wind farm proposed – it will contribute to the generation of low carbon electricity in South Yorkshire, help meet government renewable energy targets and the country’s future energy supply needs.
“It will also generate significant benefits for the local community.”
He added: “We are committed to keeping the local community involved throughout the construction and operation of the wind farm and look forward to working with them as we take the project forward.”