Wind Prospect’s development team has announced that construction on the 6MW Boundary Lane project in County Durham could start next month, following a successful planning application to extend the blade length on the 3-turbine project.
The site which has been developed by Wind Prospect and is now fully owned by EDF Energy Renewables, was originally consented in February 2011, but in October last year Wind prospect applied to increase the blade length by 5m.
Permission for the variation was granted on Tuesday (06/03/12) at planning committee.
The successful variation on the planning consent, allowing a maximum tip height of 115m, will see the installation of wind turbines that are capable of generating more energy from the available wind. This could result in the wind farm now producing sufficient green energy to power the equivalent of more than 3,900 households.
Development Manager Catherine Taggart said:
“We have some habitat enhancement work to finalise and a species protection plan to implement before the construction teams can get to work, but as soon as these are approved we expect to see movement very quickly.”
The construction project will tie in with work at the nearby Green Rigg wind farm in Northumberland which was also developed by Wind Prospect and now owned by EDF Energy Renewables. The project currently has concrete poured for the foundations of all eighteen turbines.