South West Bedfordshire MP, Andrew Selous, visited the new Checkley Wood wind turbine being installed this week. It is, jointly with another turbine in Bristol, the most powerful onshore wind turbine in England. It will generate 4.1 MW, enough to supply 2,500 average homes. It will generate more power than the 10 wind turbines at the U.K.'s first wind farm. The future of onshore wind in England lies in single or small cluster, high-capacity turbines, like the one that Checkley would rather than in multi turbine wind farms.
Speaking afterwards, Andrew said "It was very exciting to see this turbine going up this week, and I also look forward to the electric vehicle and electric bus charging station which will operate on the same site. This is an exemplar development which we can be very proud of."