Permission for the £60m wind farm was given by the government in 2005 following a public inquiry. The proposal had met widespread opposition from residents and councils in Kent and East Sussex, and will create a very imposing presence on the flat marshland of the area.
After an initial holdup, the first turbine was complete and a second one underway as at 21st June. UPDATE: 6th July – 5 turbines now complete (see image).
The BBC News website quotes spokesman Simon Holt as saying:
“We should expect to see two turbines go up every week and we should be finished by the end of September. When the turbine components arrive on site it is a relatively straightforward operation to put them all together.”
UPDATE: 23th August – 12 turbines in place.
UPDATE: 21st September – 24 turbines in place, see new image below.
UPDATE: 29th September – All 26 turbines in place.