In late 2009 a planning appeal against SNDC's previous refusal of a seven turbine development by Enertrag (UK) Ltd., at Hempnall, South Norfolk was rejected by the Planning Inspectorate (Inspector Mr David Lavender). Details of the appeal decision are available on the link Planning Appeal Decision - Hempnall
However, these windfarm developers do not give up easily - there is too much profit arising over a 25 year lease period to walk away from - and Enertrag intend submitting a revised four turbine proposal for the same site later this year (September 2010) which we are sure will be fought with equal verosity as the previous scheme by local action group SHOWT. We at TAG are pleased to have a close association with SHOWT committee members and will continue to provide support wherever possible.
Details of the Hempnall revised development proposals have now been issued and a public exhibition held as part of the "consultation" process. Refer to Enertraguk.com website for further details of the Hempnall development. An application for full planning is expected during early 2011.
Since the above was reported, it has been confirmed that Enertrag (Diss Investments Ltd) have sold on their interest in this development to TCI Renewables and TCI are now progressing their own scheme proposals. A public consultation exhibition was held in Hempnall during November 2011 which was attended by many local people opposing this development. However, when asked, TCI were unable or unwilling to confirm a proposed layout of the development or even confirm how many turbines they were considering on the site.
Some consultation - some exhibition!
The people of Hempnall still await TCI's formal application to SNDC Planners which is promised before the end of the year. In the mean time TCI's appeal against refusal of their proposals for 3 x 125m turbines at Upper Vaunces Farm, Pulham Market has been refused by the Planning Inspectorate and no doubt TCI are considering the way forward.
It is now mid-January 2013 and news reaches us that TCIR are about to submit an “amended“ planning application for Hempnall despite a previous application for 7 turbines being rejected by SNDC Planning Committee and the Planning Inspectorate at Appeal. This “amended” application means 3 or 4 turbines (they have not said yet) instead of the original 7 at the same height 126 metres but this time, wait for it … instead of "Bussey’s Loke" this development is to be called “Streetwood Farm”. Again what part of “NO” do they not understand and just how long do communities have to live with these unwanted development "clouds" above their heads which blight the future of the villages affected?
|Last Updated on Monday, 21 January 2013 16:11|