Wind turbine plan for Cannock

Plans for a 102ft wind turbine in Cannock have been submitted – bringing the total number earmarked for the Staffordshire countryside up to 17.

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Plans for a 102ft wind turbine in Cannock have been submitted – bringing the total number earmarked for the Staffordshire countryside up to 17.

Prowind UK Ltd want to put the turbine up at Newlands Lane, two-and-half miles away from Cannock Chase. The new turbine would provide enough en-ergy to fuel 390 homes and the nearest property to the site would be 2,953ft away.

In a planning statement sent to the council, the ap-plicant admits that the new turbine will impact on people living nearby. Prowind said: “The development will result in significant changes to some views, particularly from nearby dwellings.”

The company is working with the landowners, the Bower family, who have an agricultural enterprise bas-ed at Hatherton Hall Farm.

The initial plans involved putting seven turbines on the site, which was then reduced to two and then to one. The construction of the development would take around four months.

Keith Brooks, for Pro-wind, said: “We are just loo-king for permission for a single turbine, it’s pretty much in the middle of nowhere.”

Comments for: "Wind turbine plan for Cannock "

geoff

Seeking permission for one wind turbine does this person not know they tend to breed.

Solarbetter

Would it not make more sense to put it in the middle of somewhere? Farmers yet again abusing the landscape and making more profit. Let them use solar instead of wind for their business.

Just imagine someone wanting to start a business in green belt, would they get permission -Nah

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Jane Wilson

The company is fooling you by talking about the views--which are important. What they are NOT saying is 1 km away from homes is not a great enough distance to prevent health problems from the environmental noise and vibration. The international Society for Wind Vigilance recommends 2 kms. And yes, Geoff, no company ever puts up just one.