News Home

[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

News Watch Home

Water company resubmits plan for two massive wind turbines  

Credit:  Derby Telegraph | www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk 21 September 2012 ~~

Plans to put up two of the country’s biggest wind turbines in Spondon have been re-submitted to the city council.

Severn Trent Water wants to build the 132-metre high structures at the Derby Sewage Treatment Works in Megaloughton Lane.

Council planners recommended the original application should be turned down in May 2011 after East Midlands Airport expressed concerns about the blades creating radar problems as they rotated.

But councillors deferred a decision after they decided to give Severn Trent a chance to discuss the situation further with airport officials and also to satisfy concerns expressed by the Highways Agency over the impact on local roads.

The re-submitted application will be discussed by the city’s planning control committee on Thursday, which has been recommended to grant permission for the development.

The Highways Agency has removed its objection following agreement on a route for abnormal loads going to the site.

A proposed software system to mitigate the effects of the wind turbines on the airport’s traffic control radar has been agreed with East Midlands Airport, which will remove its objection if it is installed before the turbines become operational.

The water company wants to install the turbines, which are just two metres shorter than the height of the Wembley Arch in London, as part of a series of similar developments at 11 other sites the company owns.

They would be sited on open grassland within the existing treatment works to the east of Raynesway. Each tower structure would be 80 metres high and a total of 132 metres to the tip of the three carbon fibre blades on each one.

Electricity generated would be for the National Grid.

Three kiosks would be built on the site to service the turbines, which would have a 25-year life span, after which they would be decommissioned.

The nearest houses to the proposed turbine site are 350 metres away on Holme Lane. Thirteen responses were received to the original application – seven in support and six objecting.

Only one has been received during the most recent consultation period, which ended on August 15.

This was from a resident in Albert Crescent, Chaddesden, who expressed concerns about dangers to police and air ambulance helicopters flying over the area and surprise that the airport had withdrawn its objection.

Recommending the application be granted, the council acknowledges that there would be “environmental impacts in terms of noise, shadow flicker from the blades and visual intrusion”, but that these would not cause “significant harm to the surrounding townscape”.

Source:  Derby Telegraph | www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk 21 September 2012

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 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 Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


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