EIA - Hallam Land Management

EIA - Hallam Land Management

When Hallam Land Management were developing plans for a wind farm at Cleek Hall, near to Selby in Yorkshire, they commissioned us to produce a detailed environmental impact assessment and submit a planning application. The proposal was for a wind farm of five 2 MW turbines with an operational lifetime of 25 years and the capacity to generate 25-30 GWh/annum - enough to power more than 5000 local homes.

Our report covered EMI and aviation, shadow flicker, landscape and visual impact, archaeology, ecology and noise impacts - as well as considering social economic benefits and possible impacts on local tourism. We liaised closely with consultees who raised objections (including English Heritage, Robin Hood Airport and the MOD), and also helped to remove an objection from the Environment Agency on grounds of flood risk.

Starting right at the outset with the feasibility stage, our support for Hallam Land Management continued through design, the completion of the full EIA, site investigations, planning application and subsequent successful appeal, acquiring a grid connection and discharging planning conditions.