RWE Innogy Ltd. has submitted an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate after West Lindsey District Council’s planning committee refused its application for a ten turbine wind farm at Hemswell Cliff.
RWE has requested the appeal be heard through a public inquiry, which would probably be held later this year. Members of the public will have five weeks to make comments to the Planning Inspectorate once it has notified the council that the appeal is valid and the process should start.
At the same time, RWE has submitted a revised wind farm scheme for the site to be considered through the appeal process as a formal alternative to the original. RWE is now proposing to remove two turbines, leaving a total of eight on the site. The temporary construction compound would also be relocated.
RWE will carry out a public consultation on the new proposals and members of the public will have 21 days to comment. All comments will be forwarded to both the Planning Inspectorate and RWE. A final decision on the proposals will be made by the Planning Inspectorate.
The original planning application for a ten turbine wind farm was unanimously refused by the West Lindsey District Council’s Planning Committee at a meeting at the Epic Centre on 30th October 2013.