Jun 9, 2014 - Planning officers have recommended for rejection EDF Energy Renewables’s 28-MW wind farm near Winchester, South England, the Southern Daily Echo said Monday.
All planning officers from the Winchester, Test Valley and Basingstoke and Deane councils believe that the scheme should be dismissed. The three planning committees will meet on June 16, while a final decision is in the hands of councillors.
The Bullington Cross wind project involves the installation of 14 turbines of 2 MW each on an agricultural site in Hampshire. The machines will have a maximum height of 126.5 metres (415 feet) and will be installed 800 metres away from the nearest residential properties, according to the project’s website. If constructed, the facility will be able to generate enough power for 15,100 households, the developer estimates.
The Hampshire Renewable Energy Co-operative, which supports the scheme, is holding talks to get a community stake in the planned wind park.
EDF Energy Renewables is the UK arm of EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN), which in turn is the renewable energy unit of French utility EDF (EPA:EDF).
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