Nun Wood Wind Farm at Bozeat Has Been Granted Planning Permission

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The appeal to overturn the decision to block the Nun Wood Wind Farm Development has been successful. George Paton broke the news on our Yes to Nunn Wood Wind Farm Facebook page. The decision by the HM Planning Inspector means that NPower are now able to construct 12 wind turbines between Harrold Road Bozeat and London Road Lavendon.

The development at Nun Wood will lay across the three counties of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire; comprising of 3 turbines within the Milton Keynes area, 6 within Bedford Borough and 3 within the borough of Wellingborough. The planned operational period will be 25 years and the scheme would meet the average annual electricity needs of between 13,700 and 15,600 homes¹ and make a valuable contribution towards the Government’s commitment to ensure 20% of electricity is generated from renewable sources by the year 2020.

Nun Wood is a good site for a wind farm because of the following reasons. It is on a ridge and monitoring has proven that it is a windy site. The connection to the electricity grid is via an onsite line, so there is no need for any additional overhead pylons. There are no national landscape designations in the area. The site is a good distance from homes and villages.

The following has been posted on the Milton Keynes Planning website:

Reference: 11/00011/NONDET
Address: Nunn Wood Land Between London Road And Harrold Road Bozeat Wellingborough Northants
Nature: CONSTRUCT A WIND FARM DEVELOPMENT COMPRISING 3 WIND TURBINES UP TO 125M HEIGHT TO BLADE TIP AND ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT, ACCESS TRACKS AND ANEMOMETRY MAST, IN CONJUNCTION WITH PLANNING APPLICATIONS TO BEDFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL FOR 6 TURBINES AND ACCESS TRACKS AND THE BOROUGH OF WELLINGBOROUGH FOR 3 TURBINES, SUBSTATION, CONSTRUCTION COMPOUND, ACCESS TRACKS AND SITE ACCESS AS PART OF A SINGLE WIND FARM OF 12 TURBINES FOR AN OPERATIONAL PERIOD OF 25 YEARS
Status: Appeal Allowed
Appeal Type: Non-determination
Decision: Appeal Allowed
Parish: Lavendon Parish Council
Ward: Olney
Procedure: Public Inquiry
Decision Date: 15 Nov 2011

See also the Nun Wood Wind Farm website for more information.

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