Wingates Wind Farm is situated on land that’s currently a mix of rough grazing and young, deciduous forest. It’s approximately 6km West of Longhorsley in Northumberland and accessed from the U4051 after it turns off the A697 at Longhorsley.
Construction at the site began in July 2012 with Wingates’ 6 turbines coming into service in March 2013. The turbines are rated at 2.5MW, giving the site an installed capacity of 15MW and the
ability to generate enough energy to power 8,044 homes*.
Benefiting local communities
Wingates Wind Farm’s community fund welcomes applications from projects in the local communities in the civil parishes of Brinkburn & Hesleyhurst,Longhorsley, Netherwitton, Nunnykirk and Rothley & Hollinghill.
Grants totalling more than £77,000 have already been made to a range of projects in these areas including backing improvements to village halls, play parks and sports fields and supporting new facilities and extra-curricular activities for schools and play groups. The fund has also contributed support to local fairs and cultural and sporting activities.
Specific examples include the installation of defibrillators at the Rothley & Hollinghill Parish Church, the installation of swings at Adamson Park and the provision of fibre broadband in a number of the local parishes.
- Installed capacity: 15MW
- Number of turbines: 6
- Turbine type: Nordex N90
- Hub height: 65m
- Blade length: 43.8m
- Expected P50 energy yield: 33.1GWh
- Annual house-hold power equivalent: 8,044 homes*