Land off Brecks Lane, Elston, Newark

Nottinghamshire

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In Planning

The JHWalter Energy & Planning Team submitted an application to Rushcliffe Borough Council for a single 500kW wind turbine on Land off Brecks Lane, Elston, Newark for the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham, in January 2014 for a 102 metre tip wind turbine.

The Diocese first considered the opportunities of renewable energy across their landholding in Nottinghamshire in 2012, in the hope of providing some control over energy supply security and significantly offsetting their energy costs. After detailed feasibility work, a decision was made that a wind turbine would be the most appropriate way to achieve this goal.

In November 2014 this application was refued on heritage impact. JHWalter submitted new application for a 77 metre tip wind turbine in March 2015. The application is currently being considered by Newark & Sherwood District Council and a decision will be made shortly.

The location of the wind turbine was chosen after extensive feasibility work, including the following considerations:

  • Suitable distance from the nearby dwellings to ensure noise and shadow flicker would not adversely affect nearby dwellings and residents
  • Suitable standoff distance from nearby trees and hedgerows to ensure no adverse impact on ecology
  • Most suitable location of the nearest access road for the delivery of the turbine’s components
  • Located where the turbine would have no impact upon on military and civil aviation operations and radar
  • Close proximity to a good grid connection point
  • Located in a position which would not have an adverse impact on radio and telecommunication links and TV reception.

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