Friday, 4 November 2011

Heysham Wind Farm decision delayed

Lancaster City Council is waiting for the developer of proposed new wind turbines in Heysham to carry out further assessments before reaching a decision on a planning application.

Peel Wind Farms (Heysham) Ltd submitted a planning application in September for three wind turbines at Heysham Port.

Following this, the council carried out consultation with more than 35 organisations and in excess of 1,000 homes were offered the opportunity to comment on the application.

After receiving the consultation responses, a number of issues with the application have been identified that require the applicant to carry out further assessments, along with other work in liaison with adjoining landowners and other statutory consultees.

The Council says this additional work may take about six months to complete so the planning application will remain live, but will not be determined until the additional assessments have been received. 

Once the information is received, a report will be compiled and a date set for the application to be determined by the council’s Planning and Highways Regulatory Committee.

• Details of the application can be viewed online using the council’s Public Access for Planning system.  Visit http://planning.lancaster.gov.uk and search for application number 11/00816/FUL.  The plans, photomontages and other documents can be viewed by following the 'Associated Documents' link.

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