Energy giant E.ON has lodged a planning application for a 10 turbine wind farm in County Durham.
The firm announced yesterday it had applied to Sedgefield Borough Council for approval of its £26M Butterwick Moor wind farm. E.ON claimed the scheme, which would see 10 turbines built 3.3km north east of Sedgefield, could save almost 44,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere every year, or the equivalent of taking 13,000 cars off the road. The turbines will be rated between 2MW and 2.5MW and would stand at 110m from base to blade tip. Project developer, Alex Fornal, said: 'This scheme alone would be able to produce around a third of the 2010 green generation targets for County Durham and 5.5% for the region as a whole.'