UK govt rejects RWE’s 30-MW wind farm project - report
May 29, 2014 - UK Secretary of State Eric Pickles has turned down UK-based RWE Npower Renewables Ltd’s plans for an up to 30-MW wind farm in North Yorkshire, Northern England, the Planning Resource said Wednesday.
The East Heslerton project was dismissed on concerns that it would have a negative effect on the landscape and ruin the view from the neighbouring North York Moors National Park. Adverse impact on historical interests was also among the reasons for the rejection, according to the report. The scheme was initially recommended for approval by the planning inspector but was later rejected by the Ryedale District Council. The developer, a unit of German utility RWE AG (ETR:RWE), appealed the decision in 2011.
RWE Npower’s proposal envisaged the installation of up to 10 turbines of 3 MW each near Ryedale. The wind farm was expected to generate enough power to supply up to 14,500 homes each year, the developer said on its website.
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