Proposed installation of a single 48.4m to blade tip wind turbine at Scorsham Farm, Stratton, Bude, Cornwall
We are proposing to install a single 36.6m to hub, 48.4m to blade tip (23.5m rotor diameter) 85kW Endurance E4660 wind turbine at the above location. The proposed turbine location is shown on the image below.
The proposal to install a wind turbine at the site at Scorsham Farm has effectively been in the public realm from as far back as 11th November 2011 when a screening opinion request was submitted to Cornwall Council for the proposed development of a single 46m to blade tip wind turbine at the site. A planning application was submitted on 2nd April 2012 (the reference for this is PA12/03092) for this proposed installation, however, this was subsequently withdrawn over concerns regarding the scope of the associated assessment. A further application for a single 48.5m to blade tip wind turbine was submitted on 16th October 2013, reference PA13/09526. This application was refused on grounds of unsatisfactory noise assessment and lack of a historic environment assessment. The forthcoming planning application is the result of the proposal going through a process of refinement since the original screening opinion request was submitted approximately three and a half years ago. We have undertaken further assessment to address the two reasons for refusal of planning application PA13/09526. The Council has expressed its satisfaction with the conclusions of both the Historic Environment Assessment and Noise Assessment.
We believe the site at Scorsham Farm is suitable for the proposed development and this has been fully evaluated through the feasibility process and further assessment. It would be disingenuous for us to claim that there won’t be a certain degree of landscape and visual impact from the proposed development, there is from all vertical installations of this scale, however it is submitted that this is limited and is considered acceptable in light of the promotion of renewable energy. The owners of Scorsham Farm see diversification into renewables as a natural step to help secure the longevity of the farm for future generations.
Should you have any comments/queries on the proposal or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me, and please do so by 28th May 2015.