|United Utilities (UU) commissioned TNEI Services Ltd to provide full planning and environmental consultancy services for the development of wind turbines on various sites across their portfolio. TNEI initially undertook an extensive GIS sieving and feasibility assessment of their portfolio. One of the sites identified as potentially being suitable for a wind turbine development was at Fleetwood Wastewater Treatment Works.
The site lies in an area dominated by industrial and residential development, between the Irish Sea coast and the River Wyre estuary. Within 600m east is Morecambe Bay Special Protection Area (SPA) and Ramsar Site.
The scheme will consist of a single turbine with a maximum height to blade tip of 78 metres, as well as associated infrastructure. The turbine will have a maximum installed capacity of 500kw.
|Client: United Utilities|
|Timescale: 12 months|
|Decision Date: April 2014|