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I am in the process of applying for planning permission for a Proven Energy 6KW wind turbine on a 15 mast. My application is 7/2006/4107 with the Lake District National Park Authority. My searches show that a 6KW turbine was approved in the park in September, albeit on a 9m tower, so I am not applying for a ground breaking precedent.
Delighted to let you know that the North York Moors National Parks Authority have accepted my Environmental Statement and that my planning application is now up and running.
Many thanks to all who have given advice so freely.
This is an attempt to share my experience so far in attempting to get permission to erect a 6KWh wind turbine on a 9 m mast in the North York Moors National Park.
I'm working on my environmental statement-still! I've been out in wonderful sunshine this afternoon re taking pictures of the site from all points of the compass and from 50 to 2000 m away. I'm superimposing a model of the turbine on these photos so the planners can see what the locals would see.
The nearest corner of the house of my nearest neighbour is 50 m from my proposed site. The house is also down wind of the prevailing wind though in the "shadow" of my house. Would my neighbours they be able to hear my turbine from within their house ?
I'm getting palava from Planning Officers who are requiring me to submit an Environmental Statement related to my application to install a single 6KW machine. I'm looking for advice as to whether they have rights to force me to do this. I'm being told to consider a smaller turbine the implication being that no Statement would be required.