[ 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

EDF Energy scraps plans for massive wind farm in Torridge  

Credit:  By Nicole Travers-Wakeford, Holsworthy and area reporter | North Devon Journal | August 14, 2014 | www.northdevonjournal.co.uk ~~

Plans for what could have been the largest wind farm in Torridge have been withdrawn by developers EDF Energy Renewables.

An application for a six-turbine wind farm to be situated to the east of the A388 between Launceston and Holsworthy was submitted to Torridge District Council in December 2012.

However, the company behind the development, EDF Energy Renewables, retracted its application last week.

The company’s Hollow Panson wind farm project was to comprise of six 115-metre tall machines on a site to the East of Chapman’s Well, near St Giles on the Heath.

This withdrawal follows a review of the development proposal by the company. EDF Energy Renewables has now asked Torridge not to take any further action in regards to the application.

However, the company will continue to carry out work on the proposed scheme with a view to submitting a revised application for the site.

Tim Wheeler, onshore wind development manager at EDF Energy Renewables, said: “We take the utmost care with our site selection and after a review of our original proposal we have decided not to proceed with it in its current form.

“Considerable environmental, landscape and visual analysis work has already been undertaken on the proposed site and we still believe it has the potential to provide an appropriate location for a wind farm.

“We therefore intend to continue with our investigations and refine our proposal with a view to making a new planning application for a revised scheme.”

Penny Mills, chairman of CPRE Devon said the group was pleased about the withdrawal.

She said: “This wind farm would have had a massive impact on the countryside and landscape for miles around and on the people who live nearby. It would have fundamentally and adversely changed the outlook and amenity of many homes with both a visual and noise impact.”

Mrs Mills said there were another 28 wind turbines currently in planning in Torridge and 16 at appeal and several more pending scoping or screening opinions.

EDF Energy Renewables said any new planning application for the site will be accompanied by full community and stakeholder consultation and full details of all activities will be announced soon.

Source:  By Nicole Travers-Wakeford, Holsworthy and area reporter | North Devon Journal | August 14, 2014 | www.northdevonjournal.co.uk

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


Tag: Victories

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.



Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

National Wind Watch