A planning application for the proposed Pilrow wind farm has now been submitted to Sedgemoor District Council. The proposal consists of four, 130m high wind turbines and associated infrastructure, on agricultural land immediately east of the M5 motorway in Somerset, between the villages of Rooksbridge and Mark.
The size of the proposed wind farm has been reduced from the originally proposed six, 140m high wind turbines, to reflect the findings of our detailed technical and environmental studies and of our extensive consultations with local stakeholders, including local residents, Sedgemoor District Council, Natural England, English Heritage and the Environment Agency. Our investigations have demonstrated that the site is an excellent location for a wind farm of this size.
If the planning application is approved, the project could be constructed within 12 to 18 months of planning consent and would then provide a domestic, sustainable source of energy, making a valuable contribution towards increasing the UK's energy security and meeting renewable energy targets.
In addition, we are proposing to set aside a fund of £2,500 per MW of installed capacity each year for the lifetime of the wind farm. This could amount to up to £750,000 over the project's 25 year life for the local community to spend on community projects.
Project Manager: Tom Cosgrove
- Status: In planning
- Number of turbines: 4
- Turbine capacity: 2-3 MW
- Turbine supplier: Undecided
- Annual home equivalent (1 home = 3,300kWh ? ): 7,561
- Approx project capacity (MW): 8-12 MW
- Hub height: 80m
- Blade length: 50m
- Tip height: 130m
- Local planning authority: Sedgemoor District Council
- Grid reference: ST365511