Work is on track at Wryde Croft wind farm, a development of 13 turbines to the east of the village.
Turbines are scheduled to be delivered in June and July and will be erected during the summer.
The wind farm, which is costing £5 million to develop, should be generating electricity by the end of the year and has the potential to power more than 13,000 homes.
Alison Jones, Community Relations Manager for developers RES, said additional work to strengthen culverts and resurfacing on New Cut had put the project a little behind schedule, but they were back on track now.
Work at the site currently involves laying roads for work to begin on the turbine bases and Alison was keen to stress the efforts being made to lessen impact on the environment. Contractors R G Carter, a Peterborough-based company, is using existing farm roads where possible and where new access roads need to be laid they will be put on a membrane so they can be taken up and the land restored for agriculture once work is finished.
Around 30 people are employed on the site at present but once complete RES will monitor operations from Scotland. Turbines turn themselves automatically point in the direction to get the best wind.
RES is committed to giving £130,000 a year to the local community. Of this, £78,000 will go to homes and businesses through the Local Electricity Discount Scheme (LEDS). Alison Jones said it wasn’t yet known which properties would be eligible, but the company would be writing to the properties later in the year. LEDS gives discounts on electricity bills of around £100 a year.
The remaining cash will be available in grants to local organisations and RES will be setting up a panel to determine who gets what. Parishes within six kilometres of the wind farm are being invited to nominate representatives to sit on the panel.
Grants in other areas have ranged from a few hundred pounds to buy football strip for a local youth team up to thousands for a new floor in a village hall.
RES has a website for the development at www.wrydecroft-windfarm.co.uk.