New Albion Wind Farm, Northamptonshire
RPS provided all of the Planning and Environmental support for the proposed seven turbine, 16.1MW wind farm scheme. The application was approved in line with the Local Authority Planning officer's recommendation for approval.
RPS provided constraints mapping and layout advice for this site from the outset of the project including project managing the Environmental Impact Assessment and all of the topics in the Environmental Statement. Key consultants on Noise, Landscape and Visual, Historic Environment and Ecology attended the public exhibitions.
RPS also provided Historic Environment services, engaging with English Heritage at the design stage due to the proximity of the site to monastic remains. Based on feedback design changes were implemented to reduce the height of the turbines and remove one turbine from the scheme resulting in English Heritage withdrawing their initial objection.
RPS prepared a supporting planning statement and Design and Access statement, and submitted the planning application which went on to be approved. We continue to be involved in the scheme discharging various conditions and providing ongoing advice leading up to and during construction.