EDF, Force 9 to appeal refusal of 10-MW wind scheme in UK - report
Sep 24, 2013 - British firms EDF Energy Renewables and Force 9 Energy plan to file an appeal against a council rejection of their 10-MW Dorcas Lane wind project in Buckinghamshire, southeastern England, the BBC said Sunday.
The planning application for the wind scheme, which was filed in December 2011, was turned down by the Aylesbury Vale District Council in March on concerns that it would ruin the landscape and obstruct access to some properties. In addition, local residents feared that the facility would create too much noise in the area.
The planned wind project involves the installation of four wind turbines, each with a capacity of 2.5 MW and a maximum height of 125 metres (409 feet). If consented, the wind park is estimated to produce some 26,280 MWh of electricity annually, enough to supply power for between 4,900 and 5,800 local households.
Force 9 Energy and EDF Energy Renewables, the UK unit of French green energy company EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN), will commence a public inquiry on the project.
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