E.ON UK has held a ceremony to mark the initiation of work to build its Stag's Holt wind farm near March, Cambridgeshire.

The start of work at the project, which will eventually see nine turbines built at the site, was marked by the planting of nine trees on the site.

Once completed, Stag’s Holt will consist of nine 2MW Vestas wind turbines, able to supply enough electricity to power around 33,500 homes.

Adrian Chatterton, head of construction at E.ON UK, said the wind farm will displace more than 20,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year when operational.

As we battle against global warming it’s important that schemes such as Stag’s Holt are built and that Cambridgeshire plays its part, Mr Chatterton added.