Uni tries again with downsized turbine project

The University has altered its plans for two wind turbines to be built on the Hazelrigg site, after planning permission was rejected in May. The University has instead chosen to reapply for one 100m high turbine to be built on the site.

In May of this year, planning permission for two wind turbines on the site was rejected by Lancaster City Council, when they were deemed to be unsuitable for the location due to the site’s proximity to nearby residential areas.

The plans could come under threat though, if a new Bill is passed through the House of Lords, which would dictate the distance between turbines and residential areas based on the size of the wind turbine.
However, the erection of this turbine would mean that the University would be able to produce 20 per cent of its electricity on site.

Jonathan Mills, Lancaster University Environment & Sustainability Manager told the Lancaster Guardian: “The university is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and is looking to move this project forward in a positive way.

“The wind turbine would make a significant contribution towards Lancaster University cutting its carbon emissions.”

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