The JHWalter Energy Team successfully secured planning permission for a single 500kW wind turbine for Debdale Hill Ltd at South Muskham, Nottinghamshire in January 2014, after a successful appeal.
Debdale Hill Ltd first considered the opportunities of a wind turbine on its landholding in 2013, as a development to provide a farming diversification project and to offset the high level of Greenhouse Gases generated by the farm.
After detailed feasibility work, JHWalter submitted the application for the 102 metre tip high wind turbine in October 2013. After analysing the proposed merits of the application against the likely local impacts, Newark and Sherwood District Council refused the application at committee. The committee refused the application as it felt ‘…the addition of another turbine would add another moving feature that would unacceptably affect the character and visual appearance of the area and create an unacceptable cumulative impact…’. Debdale Hill Ltd then instructed JHWalter to submit an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate, in hope of having the Council’s decision overturned. After many months of hard work, the application was granted permission, as the Planning Inspector felt the concerns raised by the Council did not outweigh the positive provisions of the proposed turbine.
The location of the wind turbine was chosen after extensive feasibility work, including the following considerations: