Council turns down up to 9-MW Broadview wind project in UK
Sep 17, 2013 - The Huntingdonshire District Council in England last night gave the thumbs-down to a wind farm proposal of between 6 MW and 9 MW by UK company Broadview Energy Ltd, local paper Hunts Post said.
In the spring Broadview Energy submitted a new application for a three-turbine Bicton wind farm near Kimbolton, Tilbrook and Stow Longa after a government planning inspector refused to allow the company to build a four-turbine project at the same site in March 2012. In addition to reducing the number of turbines, the firm also proposed to relocate them further north.
Huntingdonshire councillors rejected the wind farm proposal giving as reason the bad impact it would have on the region and on important historical sites. Also, the council’s development management team leader Jennie Parsons said the effect of the turbines on two closely located homes was “unpleasantly overwhelming”, Hunts Post reported. Previously, planners had also recommended that the Bicton wind farm be turned-down.
Broadview Energy said earlier that if given the go-ahead and built, the plant was to generate enough to power up to 5,260 local homes.