Uckfield turbine plan on hold

Plans to install a wind turbine on the edge of the Victoria Pleasure Ground, Uckfield, have received a setback. A number of technical issues means the scheme planned by the town council cannot go ahead.

Councillors are disappointed the town cannot add to its “green credentials” at the moment having successfully installed a solar panel array on the south-facing roof of the civic centre.

Chairman of the council general purposes committee, Cllr Ian Smith, promised the council would keep the turbine project in mind. “It does not mean we have to forget the whole idea but for the moment it is not going to be there, nor at the present time.”

*Uckfield Town Council has joined the social media revolution and now has a Facebook page which it will use to inform residents of what it is doing. The council has a website and the clerk, Ashley Serpis, said Facebook was another way of communicating with townspeople.


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