UK Energy Minister Malcolm Wicks has given the green light for Npower Renewables to build its Little Cheyne Court wind farm on Walland Marsh in Kent.

"The Little Cheyne Court wind farm is the latest development in the UK's growing wind sector and I am pleased to announce consent based on a thorough public inquiry earlier this year,” said Wicks.

The planned state-of-the-art wind farm on Walland Marsh will have 26 wind turbines up to 116 metres in height (including the blades), each capable of generating two to 3MW of electricity, providing a total project capacity of between 52 - 78MW.

Together, the turbines could produce enough electricity every year to meet the equivalent domestic needs of about 75% of the homes in the Shepway District Council area.

In addition, the project will prevent the annual release of some 130,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.