Pentre Tump Wind farm
After initially being refused planning permission due to inadequate access and means of transporting the large components to the site, REG Windpower appointed David Tucker Associates to provide an Access Statement for Pentre Tump Wind Farm in Radnorshire.
With a proposal to house three wind turbines of up to 103.5m in height, the site’s access required further justification to prove it was adequate which DTA provided. The team at DTA then undertook a comprehensive review of abnormal load routing options including routes in both Powys and Hereford, the adjacent authority, which covered villages that were extremely sensitive to the issue. This information was submitted as a supplementary environmental impact statement and, as a result of DTA’s input, Powys Highway Authority withdrew their previous objections to the scheme.
As there are still outstanding landscape issues, DTA will also provide further support by attending the enquiry to address any Highways issues that are raised.
The Pentre Tump Wind Farm project will have an installed capacity of up to 5MW and could produce enough electricity to meet the annual needs of approximately 2390 average households – more than the number of households in Old Radnor and Presteigne wards combined. The wind farm will make a contribution to the UK’s target of 15% of energy coming from renewable sources by 2020.