08/08/14

EDF Energy Renewables has announced that it has withdrawn its planning application to Torridge District Council for its proposed Hollow Panson wind farm development.

The company originally submitted a planning application in December 2012 for a six turbine, 12MW scheme on a site to the East of Chapman’s Well, near St Giles on the Heath.

The withdrawal follows a review of the development proposal by the company and the planning authority has now been asked to take no further action in considering the application.

However, EDF Energy Renewables will continue to carry out work on the proposed scheme with a view to submitting a revised application for the site.

Tim Wheeler, onshore wind development manager at EDF Energy Renewables, said: “We take the utmost care with our site selection and after a review of our original proposal we have decided not to proceed with it in its current form. 

“Considerable environmental, landscape and visual analysis work has already been undertaken on the proposed site and we still believe it has the potential to provide an appropriate location for a wind farm. 

“We therefore intend to continue with our investigations and refine our proposal with a view to making a new planning application for a revised scheme.”

Any new planning application for the site will be accompanied by full community and stakeholder consultation and full details of all activities will be announced as soon as they are available.