The JHWalter Energy Team successfully secured planning permission for a single 500kW wind turbine with a tip height of 102 metres at Dean Hall Farm, Caunton in September 2011.
Dean Hall Farm first considered the installation of a wind turbine on its landholding in 2010, as the nature of its business utilized a considerable amount of national grid supplied electricity and to reduce the amount of CO2 produced by the farm.
After detailed feasibility work, JHWalter submitted a planning application for a 102 metre tip high wind turbine in December 2010. After analysing the proposed merits of the wind turbine against the likely local impacts associated with such a development, Newark and Sherwood District Council approved the application at committee. The application was approved as the committee felt ‘…the development hereby permitted accords with the Council’s policy and there are no other material issues arising that would otherwise outweigh the provisions of the Development Plan…’.
The location of the wind turbine was chosen after extensive feasibility work, including the following considerations: