Brenig Wind Farm secures extension appeal

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Natural Power works to secure tip height extension at Brenig Wind Farm

Brenig Wind Farm

Natural Power, working together with the international law firm Eversheds, has successfully secured consent for the Brenig Wind Farm tip height extension on appeal. The consented scheme (48MW) takes the maximum blade tip height of Brenig from 100m to 110m, whilst keeping the location of the 16 turbines and infrastructure the same as the scheme consented in 2009 (40MW).

Since opening the Welsh office in June 2005, Natural Power has now successfully consented 426MW of onshore wind in Wales, equivalent to 36% of all onshore wind farms that have been consented in Wales in that time.

Working for its client, Brenig Wind Ltd, Natural Power provided the technical input required to demonstrate the clear benefits associated with extending the wind turbine tip height of the consented scheme from 100m to 110m, including the increased energy yield from the site over the lifetime of the project, whilst demonstrating that the increase would not cause unacceptable significant impacts above the 100m consented scheme.

Josh Brown, Project Manager at Natural Power, said: “We’re delighted that the right decision has been made. This enables a wider selection of turbines to be used, which could potentially increase the maximum capacity of the site, as well as delivering a more productive site, and of course goes further in helping to combat climate change.”

Through the construction activities undertaken on site so far, over £1m in contracts have been awarded to Welsh companies, thus vastly benefiting the Welsh economy.

The project, which was initially refused by the planning committee at Denbighshire County Council on the basis of the impact to landscape, is located in North Wales, 13.5km east of Snowdonia and 15km west of the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

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