Environmental work by Barlborough-based business Banks Renewables at its Penny Hill wind farm near Ulley has been praised by a local hedgerows expert.
Banks Renewables began working with Rotherham botanist Barbara Littlewood MBE, following planning approval for the six turbine scheme in order to protect and enhance the surrounding environment.
Barbara identified a list of environmental priorities for Banks Renewables to address during construction which included improving hedgerows and protecting local wildlife habitats.
Phil Dyke, development director at Banks Renewables, said: “Having someone with Barbara’s local knowledge and environmental expertise on hand as we built the Penny Hill Wind Farm was absolutely invaluable, and the importance of her contribution to the work we undertook can’t be underestimated.”
Commenting on the Penny Hil site, Barbara said: “I’m thrilled to bits with what’s been done and amazed at how well it’s turned out.
“The newly created landscape looks great and it will develop and mature blending well into the countryside around it.”