Isles Wind Farm, Newton Aycliffe

E.ON Climate and Renewables Ltd

E.ON Climate & Renewables Ltd was developing proposals for a wind farm near Newton Aycliffe, to be the subject of an application for Development Consent under the Planning Act 2008. Extensive consultation had been undertaken with the public and statutory and local bodies. RPS CgMs prepared consultation feedback reports which recorded the issues raised in representations and the company’s responses and explained the resulting changes to the proposal. Following changes to the scheme as a result of consultation feedback it is now to be the subject of a planning application. A revised consultation report will provide supporting evidence for the application.

RPS CgMs was also commissioned to provide the planning input to a written representations appeal. The appeal was against a decision by Durham County Council to refuse permission for the erection of two anemometer masts on land near Newton Aycliffe. The input addressed the potential effect on a Conservation Area and conformity with national, regional and local planning policies and with national energy policies. It also provided a rebuttal of representations to the application. The appeal was upheld.