Seventeen turbines may be built on farmland
A controversial scheme to build a wind farm on land near Gainsborough will undergo a consultation process within weeks.
Up to 17 giant turbines could be built at Brown's Holt near Corringham if plans are successful.
Last month it was announced the project – launched by Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) Renewables two years ago – was under new ownership.
Hertfordshire-based RES UK Ltd has now taken over the option on the farmland which is close to Aisby and Yawthorpe.
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The company will now launch a full consultation process which was first started in 2011 by SSE, who erected an 80-metre tall wind speed mast.
"We want to come up with initial designs for the scheme by the end of October," said RES project manager Chris Banks, who met the Echo on site this week.
"And we are already evaluating the vast amount of data taken from the wind speed mast and will be talking to the Civil Aviation Authority and Natural England.
"The aim now is to be ready for our own public exhibitions in April 2014 and submit a planning application to West Lindsey District Council by next summer.
"All the land we are looking at is under cultivation and the proposal to erect a wind farm doesn't affect that because turbines allow for continued agricultural use.
"Like SSE, we believe this site is suited to wind energy generation due to its excellent wind resource, its situation on open land near good transport links and a grid connection.
"We are considering the site afresh, with a view to designing our own scheme.
"It would have no more than, and possibly fewer than, 17 turbines that will optimise renewable energy generation while minimising local impacts.
"We are therefore carrying out our own design work and studies, incorporating information gathered by SSE where applicable, which includes responses to earlier consultations and anticipate submitting a scoping document in the near future.
"This will outline a preliminary project design and the various studies will be carried out on wildlife, traffic and transport, plus visual impact."
Campaigners launched a village protest group, based in Corringham, after SSE Renewables announced their proposals two years ago.
And in February last year long-serving Gainsborough MP Edward Leigh publicly voiced his opposition to the scheme.
"As a countryside dweller and frequent rambler I am totally opposed to the building of wind farms which are beginning to blight our rural areas," Mr Leigh said.