CSR Co-ordinate Applications for 4 Wind Farms in UK

wind 1CSR have lodged planning applications for three new wind farms in 2014 (two in Wales and one in England) on behalf of Njord Energy.  The wind farms range from five to seven turbines and if granted will provide up to between 12.5MW and 17.5MW of electricity to the UK national grid.  The turbines range from 100m – 110m tip height.

wind 2In association with Cunnane Town Planning (CTP), CSR led the EIA multi-disciplinary team and co-ordinated and produced the Environmental Statement (ES) to accompany the planning applications for the respective schemes.  This included the screening and scoping exercises prior to the EIA and the co-ordination of the requisite surveys and assessments as part of the process.  CSR critically reviewed all supporting documents and assessments and incorporated the various inputs into a single document consisting of four volumes.  CSR also prepared the supporting Planning Statement and Design & Access statements that accompanied the applications.

 

CSR and CTP are currently in discussions with the respective Local Authorities, including statutory and non-statutory consultees to gain full planning permission for the developments before the end of 2014.  CSR, together with input from other consultants are also addressing concerns raised by third parties.

 

wind 3In addition, CSR are co-ordinating the preparation of a planning application (including EIA) for a fourth wind farm for Njord Energy in Powys in central Wales.  This scheme is for six wind turbines with a capacity of up to 15MW.  This application will be lodged by the end of August 2014.

 

Cunnane Stratton Reynolds Achieve Substantial Reduction in Development Contributions for a Small Business

Cunnane Stratton Reynolds has successfully achieved a reduction of over 60% in the development contributions for a small business from Dublin City Council. Our client wished to convert part of their house to a commercial use, and had obtained planning permission in 2011 to do so at a prohibitively expensive cost. They had been levied nearly €20,000 in development contributions rendering the scheme unviable. CSR has obtained a grant of permission for the change of use with a development contribution reduced to €7,300.