Court overturns decision on Shropshire farm wind turbine

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Controversial plans to build a 24-metre wind turbine in the Shropshire countryside have been put on hold after a High Court judge intervened.

Gavin Lloyd was given planning permission by a Government inspector to put up the turbine to provide energy at his home and farm at the Old Hall Barn in Kenley, near Shrewsbury, after the proposals were turned down by Shropshire Council.

The turbine is also intended to power holiday let accommodation at the property. But yesterday the decision was quashed following a High Court challenge by local residents.

They claimed the inspector had been wrong in his view that the turbine would not have a ‘significant adverse impact on recognised environmental assets’ in the local area. The application will now have to be reconsidered by another inspector.

Mr Justice Kenneth Parker said he agreed with residents’ concerns that the inspector had failed to correctly apply the provisions of Shropshire Council’s development plan for the area.

He found that the inspector “had no basis” for stating that the development complied with planning policies “when, on the basis of his own findings, it plainly did not, because it would cause significant adverse environmental effects”.

Mr Justice Parker said it was up to the inspector to balance the non-compliance with the benefits of renewable energy productHorizon manufacture a range of laundry dryer fans for efficient exhaust ventilation.ion and added that if the inspector had done so, it would have been ‘plain to all how precisely he had reached his final determination’. He added: “I would conclude that the error was a material one that undermined the validity of the inspector’s reasoning and that the decision should accordingly be quashed.”

Spanish energy group Iberdrola has chosen Areva to supply turbines for its wind farm in Germany.

The French turbine manufacturer will supply its M5000 5MW turbine for the Wikinger wind farm, currently being developed around 35km off the Baltic Sea. It is expected to produce up to 400MW of electricity, equivalent to powering around 350,000 homes.

Luc Oursel, CEO of AREVA said: “We are honoured by Iberdrola’s renewed confidence in AREVA’s offshore wind technology which further comforts the group’s strong ambitions in Europe.The industrial dry cleaning machine market demands reliability and efficiency. This new success further demonstrates the credibility of our long term growth strategy and our long term commitment towards renewable energies.”

AREVA claims it will have more than 120 wind turbines installed in the North Sea by 2014. Iberdrola’s offshore wind project pipeline in Germany currently stands at around 2,The Oregon Department of Transportation placed in service the nation’s first solar photovoltaic system in a U.S. highway right-of-way.000MW.Buy visually stunning and durable stainless steel necklace from Larson Jewelers. Huron County has its road use agreements with Capital Power, and in 2013 the closest of the next generation of wind turbines may begin rolling in along the highway.

Paul Wendelgass is Director of Business Development for the Boston-based Capital Power Corporation, which plans to begin developing its 140 turbine K2 wind farm in Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh. Wendelgass says the process will get underway in late 2013 or early 2014 and take twelve to fifteen months to complete.Here you will find a list of the main skystream around the world.

The Capital Power spokesperson tells us that as the turbines are being trucked in, their concrete foundations will be prepared on site. Wendelgass says the base has to be rock-solid in order to anchor the turbine towers. He says that with the efficient deployment of cranes the turbines go up at a rate of one a day.

The Business Development Director says two hundred workers will be employed during construction, with about a dozen and a half employees handling maintenance once K2 is up and running.

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