Marr and Melton Wood Action Group

On Wednesday 27th September 2006, Banks Developments unveiled a plan to construct between four and seven 125m wind turbines on green-belt farm land opposite the village of Marr in South Yorkshire. This blog will chart the progress of the local movement as it fights to oppose the scheme.

07 November 2006

Scoping Report from Banks

Yesterday I received a copy of the Scoping Report submitted by Banks to Doncaster Council in July. Besides outlining the proposal, other points of interest from the report were as follows.

1. As well as the construction of the 3-7 125m turbine towers, the scheme will also require construction of:

- 1 or more electrical sub-stations;

- a single storey control building

- an electrical compound for outside transformers and switchgear

- Trenches for cables between the towers, sub-station(s) and control building

- Hardstanding areas, access roads, fences and other infrastructure

2. Connection to the national grid will be via overhead power lines. These will be subject to a separate planning application.

3. As well as the known impacts on noise, the landscape, ecology, ornithology and traffic, the report also reveals a potential electromagnetic impact on TV signals (ghosting) and communications equipment.

In the next posting, I'll cover the responses from statutory bodies consulted at the scoping stage.

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