Swale Borough Council has consented a two turbine development within the grounds of HMP Standford Hill on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent. The development is the first consent received by Partnerships for Renewables, which was established by the Carbon Trust in 2006 to develop, construct and operate renewable energy projects on public sector land. TNEI was responsible for the management of the Environmental Impact Assessment and submission of the planning application in relation to this ground breaking development.
Andy Edgar, Planning and Environmental Group Manager, is delighted with the success of the project: 'this project is the first of what will hopefully be many that unlock the generation potential of public sector land. The scheme itself required a robust and detailed assessment of environmental effects and the nature of the site raised some interesting issues. It is good to see that TNEI continues to be at the forefront as the industry constantly adapts to the demands of delivering renewable energy generation in the UK.'