Scoveston turbine recommended for approval
3:03pm Wednesday 14th May 2014 in Milford Mercury news
AN application for a wind turbine more than 70 metres to blade tip height at Scoveston Park is recommended for approval by County Council planners.
The plan for a 500kW wind turbine with a hub height of 55.6 metres and a blade tip height of 79.6metres, with blades around 24 metres long is due to be discussed at Tuesday’s Planning and Rights of Way committee (May 20).
If approved it would be located in an agricultural grazing field 430 metres to the south west of a modern farm complex at Upper Scoveston.
A planning report states that there are four large turbines to the west of the site at Castle Pill Farm and is around 2.5 kilometres north of Wear Point wind farm where another four turbines are located.
A temporary 80 metre access track, crane platform and assembly area would be constructed to facilitate the erection of the turbine.
The planning report states: “It would be seen in the context of the other existing large turbines at Castle Pill and, due to the built environment, vegetation and the configuration of the local highway network, its visual impact would be limited.”
Milford Haven Town Council is objecting to the plan on the grounds of culmative impact.
If approved conditions would be imposed including temporary 25 year permission, site restoration at the end of 25 years of if the turbines are inoperative for nine months, noise management and nature conservation mitigation.