[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

when your community is targeted

Get weekly updates

RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Stripe

Donate via Paypal

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

E.On to improve visual impact of Oldham wind farm 

E.On UK said it intends to submit an application for planning permission to put the grid connection to the proposed Denshaw Moor Wind Farm underground.

The move has been taken to ensure that the visual impact of the proposed wind farm is minimised, although the decision will cost E.On more money as it is more expensive to underground wires, the company said.

Matt Pinfield, Project Developer for E.On UK, said, “We always try to be a good neighbour wherever possible and we’re very aware of people’s concerns about how the wind farm will look.

“We’ve already reduced the number of turbines in the scheme from seven to six and lowered the height of one of the turbines by four metres,” Pinfield said, adding “”I personally think that wind turbines are incredibly elegant structures and by undergrounding the cables, together with the changes we’ve made to the design, I’m confident we’ve produced a scheme that will not only have a minimal impact but will also produce clean, green renewable power.”

E.On submitted a scoping report for the grid connection to Oldham Municipal Borough Council this month. Once the scoping opinion has been received, the company will prepare an application for planning permission for the grid connection and carry out a full environmental impact assessment.

The company, which is appealing the Council’s decision to refuse consent for the proposed wind farm, has also asked the Planning Inspectorate to delay the start of the public inquiry to Autumn 2007.

“If the Council do reject planning permission for the grid connection then it will also have to go to public inquiry,” said Pinfield. “We believe that it makes more sense, in the interest of saving public time and money, to postpone the inquiry and have both applications determined at the same time.”

If approved, the wind farm would see around £2m being invested into the local and regional economies. It would also make a significant contribution to helping fulfil UK Government targets of generating 20% of electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

The local community would also benefit from a Community Fund to be spent on local projects, worth approximately £500,000 over the life of the scheme.

The proposed wind farm could provide enough clean, green electricity to power the equivalent of up around 7000 homes and save over 25,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year.

By EnerPub


This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Contributions
   Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)
Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)


e-mail X FB LI M TG TS G Share

News Watch Home

Get the Facts
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.


Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook Wind Watch on Linked In

Wind Watch on Mastodon Wind Watch on Truth Social

Wind Watch on Gab Wind Watch on Bluesky