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Proposed Windfarm at Aston Grange Farm, Acton Bridge, Cheshire

The construction of a wind farm in Cheshire has been proposed at Aston Grange Farm, located near Acton Bridge in the Weaver Valley, on arable farmland. The planned site, developed by the Welsh firm Tegni Cymru Cyf, will be the first wind farm in Cheshire and will have an expected productive lifespan of 25 years.

The planning application has been submitted to Vale Royal Borough Council for consideration.

It is proposed that the site will consist of four 3MW rated turbines, producing enough power to supply over 6200 homes annually. It is intended that the wind farm will meet 25% of Cheshires target of 48MW of renewable energy.

Each turbine is a total height of 125m (410ft) – taller than local landmark features such as the Runcorn-Widnes Bridge and Jodrell Bank. The height to the centre of the hub will be 80m and a rotor diameter of 90m.

A temporary 50m anenometer mast, erected on site in January 2005 after being granted planning approval, has been collecting data in order to determine the viability of the site.

If the site is approved then the project will involve the upgrade of existing farm tracks, the construction of new access roads and temporary access points, associated electrical and communication cables, substation and a permanent 80m monitoring mast.


After 25 years it will be necessary to decide whether to refurbish, replace or remove the turbines. If the turbines were to be refurbished or replaced there would have to be a fresh planning application. When the site is decomissioned, the wind turbines... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  
The planning application has been submitted to Vale Royal Borough Council for consideration.

It is proposed that the site will consist of four 3MW rated turbines, producing enough power to supply over 6200 homes annually. It is intended that the wind farm will meet 25% of Cheshires target of 48MW of renewable energy.

Each turbine is a total height of 125m (410ft) – taller than local landmark features such as the Runcorn-Widnes Bridge and Jodrell Bank. The height to the centre of the hub will be 80m and a rotor diameter of 90m.

A temporary 50m anenometer mast, erected on site in January 2005 after being granted planning approval, has been collecting data in order to determine the viability of the site.

If the site is approved then the project will involve the upgrade of existing farm tracks, the construction of new access roads and temporary access points, associated electrical and communication cables, substation and a permanent 80m monitoring mast.


After 25 years it will be necessary to decide whether to refurbish, replace or remove the turbines. If the turbines were to be refurbished or replaced there would have to be a fresh planning application. When the site is decomissioned, the wind turbines will be removed, with foundation plinths removed to a depth of one metre, covered with topsoil and left for farming or to re-vegetate naturally. The monitioring mast and substation will also be removed from the site.


If you require further information regarding the proposal visit the Vale Royal Borough Council website to view a range of documents.


Source: http://www.cheshirerenewabl...

DEC 27 2005
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