The company behind England’s largest wind farm will join with UK Coal to develop 14 wind farms on former coal mining sites in the UK.

Peel Energy, which is involved in the large Scout Moor wind farm in Lancashire, will partner with UK Coal to build 54 wind turbines on former colliery land.

It hopes to have submissions for planning applications for some of the 14 sites ready within three months.

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UK Coal chief executive Jon Lloyd told the Guardian: “We believe there is significant opportunity to develop wind farms on parts of our land portfolio.

“By allying with Peel energy, we are joining forces with one of the UK’s most active and knowledgeable wind power companies.”

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