UK govt rejects Wind Prospect’s 12-MW wind proposal - report
May 23, 2014 - UK Secretary of State Eric Pickles has turned down Wind Prospect Developments’ application for a 12-MW wind farm in East Yorkshire, Northern England, ITV Yorkshire said on Friday.
The Thornholme Field project was rejected on concerns that it would have a negative impact on the local area around Burton Agnes Hall -- a manor house in East Riding with a significant cultural value. The scheme was initially dismissed by the East Riding Council but was later permitted after a public inquiry.
Wind Prospect Developments, which is a 30/70 joint venture between Wind Prospect Group Ltd and EDF Energy Renewables, had proposed to install six turbines of 2 MW each at a site near Burton Agnes. The facility was expected to generate 28,488 MWh of electricity each year, enough to supply 6,864 homes, according to the developer’s calculations.
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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