On 22nd May, RSPB and Ecotricity applied to install a temporary wind mast at The Lodge nature reserve (Application Number CB/12/01860/FULL). If the planning application is approved, the mast would measure 70m in height and would be secured by guy wires fitted with bird deflectors.

The mast can be simply and easily installed by a small team in a couple of days, there will be no excavations or site preparation, and the ground at the site will be fully restored upon the completion of the monitoring. The mast would gather data for up to 12 months to monitor the wind resource at the proposed site. It will also be used to record any bat activity in the vicinity.

You can see further details of the planning application as well as registering your support on Central Bedfordshire Council's website at: http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/.