A CONTROVERSIAL windfarm planned for East Lancashire’s moors has been scaled down.

Kelda Water Services will submit a new planning application to install five 125m turbines instead of seven above Todmorden and Bacup following public consultations.

Another public consultation will be held today from 4.30-7pm, at Bacup Hub in Burnley Road.

The company has contacted residents near to the development to tell them about the changes to the proposed wind farm on land owned by sister company Yorkshire Water near Gorpley Reservoir.

Kelda says the site will have a total output equivalent to the average annual demand of up to 8,132 homes.