Council chiefs in north-east Lincolnshire are taking legal advice about pursuing a judicial review after the Government overturned East Lindsey District Council's rejection of plans for a controversial wind farm near Louth.
The local authority turned down the plans for eight giant wind turbines and a substation at Carlton Grange last June. However, the applicant, Energiekontor, referred the refusal to the Government's Planning Inspectorate, which overturned ELDC's decision last Friday.
DONG Energy is to build a windfarm 8km off the Yorkshire coast east of Hull. The Westermost Rough wind farm will supply enough power for over 200,000 households. Construction will begin in the first half of 2014 and is expected to be completed by the first half of 2015.
“The size and location of the project is very well suited as the first large scale project with the new Siemens 6 megawatt turbine. We are sure that this project is a good foundation in our continuous work to bring down the cost of offshore wind.
The UK offshore wind market is the biggest in the world and we are confident that the UK market will continue to be a very interesting market to the offshore wind industry.”
A public inquiry will today look into proposals for a nine-turbine windfarm at Fraisthorpe near Bridlington on the East Coast. Fraisthorpe Wind Farm Ltd had submitted their application to build the 260 foot turbines to East Riding of Yorkshire Council in February.
But after the council took longer than the statutory eight week period to determine the application, an appeal was made to the Planning Inspectorate. Objectors say it would be a blight on Bridlington Bay.
Lincolnshire County Council is urging the firm behind plans for a giant wind farm off the Lincolnshire coast to think again. RWE npower renewables has announced details of a consultation exercise in the new year over its proposals.
But the chair of the county's Environmental Scrutiny Committee, Cllr Colin Davie, says the firm has refused to listen to concerns when alternatives to the proposed substation and so-called 'cable corridors' through east Lincolnshire have been suggested.
The firm which is planning to build a large wind farm off the coast of Lincolnshire has announced details of a consultation to decide where cables to the turbines will be placed. RWE npower renewables also needs to install a shore-based electrical system including a substation.
The 1200 megawatt Triton Knoll wind farm will be 20 miles off the Lincolnshire Coast and 28 miles from North Norfolk. Public bodies, local communities and other interested parties in surrounding areas will be invited to submit their views early in 2013. They will be asked to comment on:
A shortlist of potential locations for the substation around Bicker Fen, Boston.
A shortlist of potential locations for the other electrical infrastructure in East Lindsey.
At the same time as the consultation, further details about the project will be announced including:
The type of electrical technology that will be used.
The potential options for so-called 'cable corridors'.
The location for cables to arrive onshore and the route they will take.
Since the beginning of this year, we have been undertaking intensive work exploring all of the options that were available to us. We are now very pleased to announce our plans to undertake a consultation early next year on a short list of sites. These have the potential to be suitable locations for Triton Knoll's electrical infrastructure and we look forward to sharing them.