Where?

The proposed wind farm is near the A11, sited in close proximity to the villages of Balsham, West Wratting, Six Mile Bottom, Great Wilbraham, Brinkley and Fulbourn (total population some 8,400 according to 2001 Census). See map. Parts of Balsham will be less than 1.5km from the closest turbines, and parts of West Wratting and Six Mile Bottom are less than 2km.

How Big?

RES state that the turbines will have a maximum height of 120 metres (i.e. 393 feet) to the tip. That is significantly taller than anything else in the area to the best of our knowledge - this is even higher than the Statue of Liberty in New York, or Big Ben. They will be visible up to 30kms away. They are amongst the biggest wind turbines proposed for anywhere in the UK.

This illustration shows how a 120m wind turbine compares with some of the highest buildings in the area that we can find - Addenbrookes Tower, the University Library and Ely Cathedral. Click the image to enlarge it. Note carefully the tiny 'speck' near the bottom of the turbine. That's a man, shown to scale.

This illustration shows how a 120m wind turbine compares with some well known large structures - the Statue of Liberty in New York and Big Ben. Click the image to enlarge it.

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