CSR 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.
In 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.
In 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.