People to have say on wind farm on Scout Moor

People to have say on wind farm on Scout Moor

People to have say on wind farm on Scout Moor

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by

DEVELOPERS who want to double the size of England’s largest on-shore wind farm will start public consultations about the project within a fortnight.

Scout Moor Wind Farm Expansion Ltd, a joint venture between United Utilities and Peel Energy, will visit four Rossendale towns and villages in an attempt to convince residents about the merits of the controversial expansion.

The firm wants to double the number of 100m tall turbines on Scout Moor from 26 to 52.

Energy bosses will visit venues in Bacup, Rawtenstall, Edenfield and Whitworth to show off their plans, which have already been dismissed by some residents’ groups. Visitors will be able to view an interactive computer model that shows how the turbines would look.

Information will also be available about the expected environmental impact of the expansion, as well as a fund which would see the wind farm’s owners make donations to causes in the Valley.

Jon England, from Peel Energy, said: “Environmental and technical studies continue to suggest that open areas to the north of the site, and within the existing turbines, could accommodate turbines without impacting people living in the surrounding areas.”

The consultations will take place at The Riverside Civic Hall, Market Street, Whitworth, from 2pm to 4pm on June 24; Edenfield Community Centre, off Exchange Street, Edenfield, from 5pm to 7pm on June 25; Rawtenstall Cricket Club, Bacup Road, Rawtenstall, from 5pm to 7pm on June 26; and Bacup Hub, Burnley Road, Bacup, from 9am to midday on June 27.

Todmorden, Norden, Rochdale and Bury will also be consulted.

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6:07pm Wed 11 Jun 14

It's a spade! says...

Is it too much to expect LET to have a picture of the actual onshore windfarm? or at least any onshore windfarm?
Is it too much to expect LET to have a picture of the actual onshore windfarm? or at least any onshore windfarm? It's a spade!
  • Score: 4

12:43am Thu 12 Jun 14

clickhere says...

I could have supplied a photo of the four wind farms, including Scout moor, visible from my bedroom window.
I could have supplied a photo of the four wind farms, including Scout moor, visible from my bedroom window. clickhere
  • Score: 1

9:35am Thu 12 Jun 14

save energy says...

Ignoring aesthetics (beauty in eye of beholder), nimbys, tourism etc, lets look at facts.
- According to the wind industry, UK has 1,278 Windfarms (may 2014) comprising – 9,912 Turbines, + approx 18,000 small units,
Total Capacity = 23 GW See - http://tinyurl.com/o
nf9wcv

To see how little wind & solar contributes to our grid demand, look here – http://www.gridwatch
.templar.co.uk/

See live production from your local windfarm - http://tinyurl.com/c
5b35rn

And this is how much EXTRA we pay per mth for low density intermittent 'green' energy - http://tinyurl.com/l
rl8u49 & yes the figs are £millions/mth.

Lots more info from- Department of Energy & Climate Change ( DECC ) & Grid figs ( Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics ( DUKES) http://tinyurl.com/n
4k7n8 )

Ps- as I write this wind is operating at just 1% of its capacity !! contributing (0.4 GW ) a mere 1.2% to our grid demand !! We are importing 5 x that from France & Holland. Look here - http://tinyurl.com/6
ja8btf ; It gives wind a production factor of just 2% (Gas is 70%).

Do you really think that's a sensible way to use precious resources ?? It is a very dangerous world, when politics trump science & engineering fact.
It’s ALL about the subsidies…paid by us.
Ignoring aesthetics (beauty in eye of beholder), nimbys, tourism etc, lets look at facts. - According to the wind industry, UK has 1,278 Windfarms (may 2014) comprising – 9,912 Turbines, + approx 18,000 small units, Total Capacity = 23 GW See - http://tinyurl.com/o nf9wcv To see how little wind & solar contributes to our grid demand, look here – http://www.gridwatch .templar.co.uk/ See live production from your local windfarm - http://tinyurl.com/c 5b35rn And this is how much EXTRA we pay per mth for low density intermittent 'green' energy - http://tinyurl.com/l rl8u49 & yes the figs are £millions/mth. Lots more info from- Department of Energy & Climate Change ( DECC ) & Grid figs ( Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics ( DUKES) http://tinyurl.com/n 4k7n8 ) Ps- as I write this wind is operating at just 1% of its capacity !! contributing (0.4 GW ) a mere 1.2% to our grid demand !! We are importing 5 x that from France & Holland. Look here - http://tinyurl.com/6 ja8btf ; It gives wind a production factor of just 2% (Gas is 70%). Do you really think that's a sensible way to use precious resources ?? It is a very dangerous world, when politics trump science & engineering fact. It’s ALL about the subsidies…paid by us. save energy
  • Score: 2

7:51am Fri 13 Jun 14

GAC says...

you forgot to include the huge subsidies for nuclear.
you forgot to include the huge subsidies for nuclear. GAC
  • Score: 1

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