The site design and layout shown has been developed following extensive technical analysis, survey work & public consultation.
During this pre-application phase, the scheme was reduced from six to five turbines and the layout re-designed.
The proposal that we have submitted to East Riding of Yorkshire Council is for five turbines with tip height of up to 132m.
Five turbines of the size proposed would supply approximately eight percent of the equivalent household electricity needs of the East Riding, and would reduce carbon dioxide emissions by around 20,000 tonnes per year.
A planning application for the five turbines has been submitted to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council for their consideration. If the wind farm is consented and constructed as planned, revenue from the turbines will support a significant community fund of between £3,000 and £5,000 per MW installed per year, for the lifetime of the wind turbines. The amount will be determined prior to commencement of construction, when the capital cost and value of the electricity generated by the project (and therefore the project economics) are more certain. The community fund will be available to support local good causes and environmental initiatives, and will be administered locally. We would welcome suggestions for how best to use the community fund.
Whirlwind Renewables is an independent Yorkshire based renewable energy developer who have developed this proposal with a team of environmental specialists. Following the planning and consenting process, the turbines will have to be ordered and a connection to the electricity network prepared. We estimate that construction would occur in 2016/2017 and that the turbines would operate for 30 years.