AN APPLICATION to build two wind turbines in Almondsbury has been re-submitted.

In August Almondsbury Sports and Social Club made an application to South Gloucestershire Council to build two 15-metre high wind turbines.

The club claimed the turbines would generate up to 70,000 kWh a year providing 77 percent of the club's energy requirements, which would help to power the tennis club floodlights, the new football pitch floodlights, the clubhouse and parish hall.

The club said the installation of the turbines would reduce its energy costs and environmental impact.

However, last month the application was withdrawn because of concerns raised by local Highways officials.

The application has now been re-submitted after alterations were made as to where the two turbines would be located on the club's site.

A spokesman for South Gloucestershire Council's planning department said: "Following discussions with the Highways Agency, the applicants have changed the siting of the proposed development.

"We are currently assessing the new application."

In the previous application the 15-metre high turbines were located either side of the football pitch at the club near to the M5 and in full view of passing motorists, however, one of the turbines has now been relocated away from the motorway next to the tennis courts.

The second turbine has also been moved back away from the motorway but remains close to the football pitch.

The Highways Agency has said it has no objections to this new application made by Almondsbury Sports and Social Club.

The Almondsbury Sports and Social Club application was one of several recent interests in wind power locally.

In July Stroud-based power company Ecotricity, applied to build three 99-metre high wind turbines on farmland off Old Gloucester Road in Earthcott Green, near Alveston.

Also in August, Castle School in Thornbury submitted an application to erect a single 15-metre high wind turbine on its main Park Road site.

No body from the Almondsbury Sports and Social Club was available for comment.