A renewable energy firm will be staging a public exhibition later this month over plans for a wind farm development in south Norfolk.

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Oxfordshire-based TCI Renewables (TCIR) will be holding the consultation in Hempnall over proposals for four 126m-high turbines in Hempnall.

The company, which took over a site off Bussey’s Loke from Enertrag UK, will hold an exhibition of its proposals at the Mill Centre, Hempnall on September 19 from 6pm to 9.30pm.

The developer aims to submit a planning application later this year.

The project, known as Streetwood Wind Farm, would power the equivalent of around 5,200 homes, according to TCI Renewables.

A spokesman said: “Since the first public exhibition in December 2011, TCIR has undertaken a number of detailed environmental studies, adding to the large body of knowledge previously gathered. Visitors to the exhibition will be shown the proposed layout, together with photomontages of how the wind farm would look in the landscape.”

“TCIR is seeking views on how the Community Benefit Fund should allocate its £16,000 of funding each year. Business rates from the wind farm would add some £400,000 to local authority budgets over the life of the project.”

8 comments

  • "Ingo", occupant as you are of the local "greenies" trolling mascot seat, I have long admired your technical illiteracy, which your comment below again publicly broadcasts. Like many technically adept people who blog these article sites, I top up my technical knowledge from across the world, so let me guide you to 'JoNova', 'BishopHill', 'WUWT' to start. See what your opinions can contribute to those before you try to deride those of us in Hempnall. The NPPF fifth guidline on P.2 for 'Achieving sustainable development' is 'Using sound science responsibly'. This refers to 'Securing the Future' signed off by technically challenged Tony Blair in 1998. P.16 of this first gave Guideline 5 as 'using sound science responsibly'. From your past comments and re-starting atthis article, you certainly do not seem tounderstand science nor, typically for a "green", know how to 'Use sound science responsibly'. For the TCI Hempnall scheme advertised figures to work demands a Load Factor of 36-38%. DECC:Restats shows the East LF averages 24.6% from 1998 to 2010. This means that the supposed 5,200 stochastically, intermittently, unreliably and erratically supplied homes drops to 3,704 because the average home consumption in South Norfolk is 4.954 MWh and not the UK considered average of 4.7 MWh. The only fossil fuel generation that wind could possibly displace is gas and the level of such CO2 emissions calculated at 0.27 tMWh comes to 4,692 tonnes, nowhere near the TCI claimed 9,900. Besides have you accounted for the CO2 emissions created in parallel by the now inefficiently running backup generation at probably 0.27 + 15% = 0.31 tonnes CO2MWh. What does that tell you and your fellow trollsters?

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    Norfolk Dumpling

    Saturday, September 8, 2012

  • These people must be mad! Hempnall has already beaten off Enertag and will certainly eat this lot!! Glad I'm not the presenter at the meeting!

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    windup

    Saturday, September 8, 2012

  • I am now getting more than fed up with living under this perpetual cloud of threat from these people. I do not want any of these absurd things near me, but every week or month another threat comes along. I am writing to the new energy and environmental ministers to have a stop put to this. ONSHORE wind is a scam, it does little or nothing to add to the UK generation but simply pays the owner of these HUGELY unwanted things through the subsidies no-one wants to pay. If that wasn't bad enough, who wants a 413ft behemoth outside their window generating only money for its owner and generating lots of noise that the poor, unfortunate, person can do little or nothing about. Their property is un-saleable and they have to live with the noise for the rest of their lives. How green is any of that?

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    Windless

    Saturday, September 8, 2012

  • Maybe Hempnall should design fund and build its own, locally owned wind turbines, there must be some terrific wind, looking at the amount of subsidy suckers its blowing into town. Own your own wind farm, make Hempnall self sufficient in energy and benefit from subsidies you have paid for in taxes.

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Friday, September 7, 2012

  • Just when you think things are getting better another bunch of money turbine idiots come to town. Poor Hempnall. I also wish these people would start quoting heights in feet as that's still what most people understand. 126metres is 413 feet, more or less the height of the Humber Bridge, so hardly minimalist then! And there's 4 of them. Those of us who understand the maths immediately see that there is very little wind at Hempnall, that's why you need 4 monsters to get any useable money for the investors. You won't, of course, get any useable electricity for UKPLC, just money from the money turbines for the greedy landowner, all of us, rich or poor will pay for this on our ever increasing utility bills. Hopefully the new wind sceptic energy minister will put a stop to this idiocy.

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    windup

    Friday, September 7, 2012

  • As applicants can appeal to the Government to reverse local decisions we need to get it onside, as well as councils and others, if we are going to stop these wind turbines being built. Are you disillusioned by rising electricity prices, over dependence on the "green" dream [especially uneconomical and inefficient wind farms] and the destruction of our countryside then please object to the Government by GOOGLING "E-PETITION 22958" and following the link. Please pass this message on to Councillors, friends, neighbours and anyone else you know to persuade them to sign up too. If you are really concerned about wind turbines please write a letter promoting this petition to your local Newsletter and to the Editors of your local newspapers.

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    David Ramsbotham

    Friday, September 7, 2012

  • This ridiculous situation of transferring money from the poor to the rich and disrupting or ruining the lives of ordinary people has been created by central Government and this is where the problem will eventually have to be solved. It is the old tactic of divide and rule. At the moment each community is fighting its own battle and if it wins it is just passing the problem onto someone else. We must all unite and get the Government to change its policy on this issue – please sign up to the petition by GOOGLING "E-PETITION 22958" and following the link. Also, please remember that the only main party which opposes these money guzzling monstrosities is the pro democracy UK Independence Party - the peoples party which will adopt common sense solutions to all our countrys problems.

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    David Ramsbotham

    Saturday, September 8, 2012

  • And, not to make too fine a point of it, the suggestion of a a Community fund is viewed as a bribe by us. We are NOT stupid enough to indulge TCI and compromise our councillors and representatives by taking this bribe, which is criminal in intent to sway technically and environmentally indifferent local people and a Local Council decision. Wind power stations do not build the UK economy but simply, underhandedly, secretly destroy it and sustainable employment. We elect and pay MPs to build our economy Anyone who has read the 2009 and 2010 Reports from Spain, Denmark, Germany and Scotland will know that a broken wheel with a flat tyre does not need re-inventing.

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    Norfolk Dumpling

    Saturday, September 8, 2012

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