Kansas county halts wind farm plans

wind farm 3 Dec 2013

Douglas County, Kan. commissioners postponed large-scale wind energy projects until Spring 2014, according to the Lawrence Journal World.

According to the commissioners, additional time is needed to draft regulations on wind farm development. Commissioners stated that the county has no current provisions for wind farms in the development codes.

Applications are expected to be available after April 30, 2014. Furthermore, any wind turbine or tower reaching more than 100 feet in height, and systems consisting of multiple turbines proposed or built by an individual or a group will be impacted.

Until the end of April 2014,  Douglas County’s Zoning and Codes Department and the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission will have to draft regulations for wind farm development.

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