The proposed wind farm at Salcey Forest will require 45 of these trucks to carry the turbine blades, 30 trucks to carry the nacelle and generators and another 60 trucks to carry the towers.
That will mean 135 giant truck loads along with 5 telescopic crane vehicles and one mobile crane ..... driving along Purse Lane.
Then the turbine components will account for another 270 HGV vehicle movements. The135 abnormal loads, cranes and 270 component trucks will travel along the A428, Horton/Bradfield Road, B526 and Purse Lane.
Purse Lane, Stoke Goldington
Ecotricity state in their Environmental Statement that Purse Lane would need to be upgraded to provide a minimum carriage width of 4m.
The construction traffic will enter the site from the opposite side and will account for 3,632 HGV truck movements .The construction traffic will travel along the A45, Saxon Avenue, Wooldale Road, Quinton Road, Wootton Road, and Forest Road.
Britain’s 3,426 wind turbines produce no more electricity than a single, medium-sized gas-fired power station.
Any sane individual would conclude that wind generation is hopelessly inefficient and horribly expensive and stop throwing good money after bad.
But when did sanity ever have anything to do with government policy?
Why should Britain have the world’s toughest targets for cutting carbon emissions, especially when China is opening a new coal-fired power station every week? Meeting those targets will take £13 billion a year out of the economy.
Richard Littlejohn, Mail Online 10th June 2011