Winsey Farm Wind Turbine
On the 28th January, planning permission was successfully granted for the Winsey Farm wind turbine project in Sharnbrook, for which the Rolton Group has provided both development and application assistance.
Once erected, the 225kW turbine will serve our client by providing power for their turkey, pig and arable farming, whilst contributing significantly to the land’s self-sufficiency.
To assess the visual impact of the turbine, the council’s planning committee required an on-site visit for which Rolton engineers flew a blimp to 50m, the height of the turbine’s hub. Attached to this was a smaller balloon, flown to 64m to represent the length of its blades. The turbine’s size and levels of visibility from surrounding areas were taken into consideration as viewed from several positions determined by the planning committee, and (as you can see from the top-right photo!) it was it not deemed to be intrusive. We are exceptionally pleased with the outcome, and look forward to its installation.