|Location||Between the villages of Bagthorpe, Barmer and Syderstone in north west Norfolk|
|Project scope||5 turbines|
|Turbine height||Approximately 100m to blade tip|
24 May 2012
A decision made by the Planning Inspectorate indicated that planning permission be granted for Chiplow wind farm (subject to planning conditions). The appeal decision document is available to download here.
Planning application submitted
The planning application for Chiplow Wind Farm was submitted on 26 May 2010 and was validated on 28 May 2010. The statutory consultees will have the standard 21 day period of representation to respond to the application. Following discussion with the local planning council and the Principal Planning Officer, members of the public will have until 9 July 2010 to submit their comments to the planning council, Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.
If you would like to send your comments to the planning council please contact them in writing at the following address:
Principal Planning Officer Department of Control Board
The Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk
Alternatively if you have any queries please email us at email@example.com
Latest newsletter update
June 2010 newsletter (PDF, 290KB)
Anemometer mast appeal successful
In August 2008 we received permission for a temporary anemometer mast (met mast) which was granted on appeal. The met mast will be erected by summer 2010.
Anemometer mast appeal
At the end of November 2007 we appealed against the council’s decision to reject a planning application for a temporary anemometer mast, which we are planning to install on the site to collect wind data for two years.
Following the conclusion of the appeal process, we intend to submit the planning application for the wind farm.
Chiplow Wind Turbine Cluster - the proposed site
The proposed site is situated on arable farmland between the villages of Barmer, Syderstone and Bagthorpe in the King's Lynn and West Norfolk district of Norfolk.
The site at Chiplow has an excellent wind resource. Our initial assessment has identified that it has significant potential to accommodate a cluster of wind turbines with minimum impact on the environment and the local residents.
The Chiplow Wind Turbine Cluster would:
- Provide electricity equivalent to the annual needs of approximately 5,000 residential homes (1)
- Help to combat global climate change by saving over 10,000 (2) tonnes of CO2 from being emitted into the atmosphere each year.
- Contribute to the East of England renewable energy targets- by 2010, 14% of energy generation in the region should come from renewable sources.
- Help to reduce the UK’s reliance on finite and imported energy sources.
- Boost the local and regional economy through local employment contracts for design, installation and maintenance of the wind farm and through income associated with rural diversification.
- Provide an annual community fund of approximately £20,000 per year for the lifetime of the project (between 20 to 25 years) to be managed by a committee of local representatives and spent as the community sees fit.
(1) Typical household electricity consumption of 4.7MWh/year (DUKES, 2004).
(2) Grid electricity converting factor of 430g CO2/KWh (DBERR 2007).
The development process
We have appointed a team of independent environmental consultants, who have completed an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of our proposals.
The EIA has included specific assessments of archaeology, noise, geology, landscape and visual effects, access and highway disruption and the indicative grid connection routes.
The EIA has been conducted in close liaison with the RSPB, Natural England, Norfolk Wildlife Trust and several other consultee organisations. This will ensure that the final wind farm design and layout does not interfere with sensitive species or wildlife designated sites.
We held a public exhibition about the proposal on 14 and 15 June 2007 at the Amy Robsart Village Hall in Syderstone.
Over 200 people attended the two day event, taking time to view the details of the proposed scheme and to share their thoughts on the proposal.
We welcome your views on this proposal as well as your ideas on how the community could benefit from this wind farm.
If you would like to join our Chiplow Wind Turbine Cluster mailing list please email us with the subject heading "Chiplow" or write to the Chiplow Wind Farm Project Developer, E.ON UK, Westwood Way, Westwood Business Park, Coventry CV4 8LG.