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MP pledges to meet Little Dunham developers

PUBLISHED: 10:03 05 March 2010 | UPDATED: 11:39 08 July 2010

MID-Norfolk MP Keith Simpson has pledged to meet the developers behind a controversial plan to build a 40-acre electricity substation.

MID-Norfolk MP Keith Simpson has pledged to meet the developers behind a controversial plan to build a 40-acre electricity substation.

On Friday Mr Simpson met Little Dunham villagers campaigning against a planning application to build the substation which would redirect energy harnessed from a proposed windfarm off the north Norfolk coast.

Mr Simpson said he was “struck by the size” of the proposed development and would be seeking a meeting with developers Warwick Energy to hear its case before the matter is heard by a planning committee, at a date yet to be set.

He said: “The proposed development is on a vast scale and right next to a small village and quite rightly the residents have raised a lot of questions. My natural inclination is to be against it, but I look forward to hearing the developers explain the reasons why they chose this particular site and how they will answer the questions put to them.”


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