[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

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

Dunedin wind farm plan rejected  

Credit:  Emily Spink | The Timaru Herald | 12/07/2016 | www.stuff.co.nz ~~

Plans to build a wind farm in Dunedin have come to a halt after the project failed to fly.

An application to build and operate a wind farm at Blueskin Bay in Dunedin was declined on Tuesday.

It was a “disappointing” result for Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust (BRCT), chairman Craig Marshall said.

“It wasn’t a surprise, but it was a disappointment.”

The BRCT’s company, Blueskin Energy Limited, wanted to establish the proposed Blueskin Wind Farm to increase supplies of renewable energy.

Blueskin Energy Ltd sought resource consent to build a community-owned wind farm, with three turbines, on a rural-zoned site on Porteous Hill near Warrington.

The proposal included extending an access road, excavation of the tower foundations and erection and commissioning of the turbines.

In a statement, Ministry for the Environment-approved independent commissioner Colin Weatherall said the decision to decline the application was “significantly influenced by the adverse effects the wind farm would have on the amenity and character of three Pryde Road properties. These effects were not able to be mitigated”.

The decision was subject to an appeal period of 15 working days.

“We are a voluntary organisation and are dependant on grants. If we were to do anything like that, we would have to find the resources,” Marshall said.

The Dunedin City Council hearings committee released its decision after the application was heard by Weatherall over four days in May.

Some 153 submissions were made on the wind farm application, with some in support and some in opposition.

Marshall said the company might consider transferring the project to another site, and there were “options we will need to explore”.

“Change is difficult and we are trying to do something new and trying to set a precedent.”

Expectant reports in 2012 stated the proposed venture would become the country’s first community-owned electricity company and would supply 1000 North Waitati households with an expected 4.5 million kilowatts of power a year.

Source:  Emily Spink | The Timaru Herald | 12/07/2016 | www.stuff.co.nz

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.