Renewables again: Old River Don wind farm update

We have just received the news that REG are to drop the number of turbines proposed for the Old River Don Wind Farm at Crowle. The initial application was for seven x 126.5m turbines, this number is to be reduced to six. We have not received a revised plan with letter.  The initial footprint and positioning can be found here.  We tried to access the website via the detail in the REG letter but it did not work!

So, had to resort to good old Google instead …. and who provided an accurate address


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Click on the image above to read the letter in a new panel.

When the website is interogated, a revised map can be found along with the initial footprint and positioning version.  As the REG letter indicates, one turbine has been removed and the alignment changed such that the turbines are further from residential properties.  Those nearest the Moors remain.

REG is seeking your views on what the community fund should be spent on, they also appear to seek constructive comments on the proposal.  It is somewhat difficult however to find a nominated person to contact, there is the ubiquitous ‘info@’ email address via their contact page. There is also the opportunity to ‘Have Your Say’.  But it is a questionnaire for you to complete, which interestingly it is already promulgated with their preferred responses to the questions which some might reagard as ‘loaded’?

When you look at the REG map, try to factor in also where the five planned for Rawcliffe Bridge will fit in on the map.  See here previous post detailing proliferation of turbines.

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Forget the fair share pledge, how many ‘moor’ are scheduled to appear on our local horizon?

Of renewable energy, regular blog readers will have noticed that RES have ambitions to develop a 32 acre Solar Farm proposed for Thorne Colliery, this proposal is currently working its way through the planning system almost alongside the REG development and that proposed for Rawcliffe Bridge by airvolution energy.  But ‘moor’ on that shortly ….


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