The proposed Atlantic Array offshore wind farm developers have now announced that they are reducing the total number of proposed turbines for a second time.
In May 2012, the company reduced its plans to build 417 turbines, down to 278. Today they have said that it will now have a maximum of 240 turbines instead of the previous figure of 278.
It also said it would move the wind farm a further 3.7 miles (6 km) away from the south Wales coast to 22.5 km at its closest point, which would also mean that the wind farm would now be over 18.5km from Woolacombe instead of 16.5km.
Craig Harwood, Atlantic Array project manager, said: “The revisions to the proposed Atlantic Array wind farm are being made following the completion of additional studies and focus on the site boundary closest to Lundy and north Devon.”
RWE npower renewables hope to submit plans in June 2013 (Atlantic Array boundary in red). BBC.