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Plans emerge for new 77m wind turbine close to Eston Hills 

Credit:  By Ian McNeal | Gazette Live | 17 March 2015 | www.gazettelive.co.uk ~~

Plans for a new 77m wind turbine close to Eston Hills have emerged.

Cheshire-based green energy consultancy Entrust has unveiled proposals for the turbine in an application to Redcar & Cleveland Council.

The firm is seeking a “screening opinion”, which is the first stage of the process which could ultimately lead to a bid for full planning permission.

Details released under the application state a single 500kW turbine is being proposed for “land at Sedgemoor Road, Eston”.

However a map identifying the location for the turbine shows it is planned for the other side of the A174 from the residential street.

The “hub height” of the turbine would be 55m, with a maximum vertical tip height of 77m.

But the firm believes the development will not effect views near the site.

A letter supporting the application said: “The proposed turbine is located on agricultural land, approximately 1.3km south-east of the centre of Eston and 325m south-east of the A174 road.

“The proposed turbine will be within an area surrounded by woodlands to the east, south and south-west which will create a natural screening between the proposed development and nearby residential properties.

“The landscape consists of agricultural fields separated by hedgerows and mature trees breaking the skyline.”

“The proposed development will not break the skyline and will be partly screened by mature trees and set against the backdrop of Eston Moor and hills to south and south-east.

“There is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) approximately 4km from the proposed turbine, which is known as Lovell Hill Pools, however due to the separation distance the turbine will have no impact on the SSSI.”

The firm said the turbine would be 600m from the Ring Cairn scheduled monument on Eston moor.

It added: “Due the separation distance and extensive amounts of vegetation the development will have a minimal impact on heritage assets.

“A full heritage impact assessment will accompany the forthcoming application in order to demonstrate the all potential impacts from the proposed development have been taken into account.”

Source:  By Ian McNeal | Gazette Live | 17 March 2015 | www.gazettelive.co.uk

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