Stoke Bardolph STW - Wind Turbine

Location: 
Nottinghamshire
Project Description: 
Scope:
Regeneco Ltd commissioned TNEI Services Ltd to provide full planning and environmental consultancy services on the Severn Trent Water wind project. TNEI initially undertook an extensive GIS sieving and feasibility assessment of the STW portfolio. One of the sites identified as potentially being suitable for a wind turbine development was Stoke Bardolph Sewage Treatment Works.

The site is located within the Green Belt and the scheme was a resubmission of a previous planning application for two 132 metres to blade tip turbines which was refused planning permission in April 2012.

The scheme will consist of a single turbine with a maximum height to blade tip of 100 metres, as well as associated infrastructure. The turbine will have a maximum installed capacity of 2.5MW.

 

Key Features:
  • Preparing an EIA Screening Request to Gedling Borough Council;
  • Undertaking technical and environmental surveys necessary as part of the Environmental Report (site confirmed to be non-EIA);
  • Appointing and managing subcontractors where required to conduct specialist assessments;
  • Producing and updating constraints mapping to inform the design evolution;
  • Providing information on environmental and planning constraints to inform production of constraints mapping to assist in evolution of the design layout;
  • Undertaking technical reviews of reports and figures;
  • Managing consultation with statutory consultees;
  • Creating and managing public engagement strategy;
  • Preparing the Environmental Report and other associated documentation;
  • Managing the application through to determination.

 

Key Facts: 
Client: Regeneco (Severn Trent Water)  
Timescale: 12 months  
Capacity: 2.5MW  
Outcome: Consented at local level  
Decision Date: September 2013