Brent Knoll wind turbine approved by councillors
RSPCA has won permission to build an 18-metre tall wind turbine
at its centre in Brent Knoll despite concerns from the parish
council and residents about its impact.
District Council's Development Control Committee has granted the
charity approval to construct a small-scale 11KW, 25 metre tall
wind turbine that will have a hub height of 18.3 metres to provide
energy for the centre in Brent Road.
Knoll Parish Council had objected against the plans on the basis
that the character and appearance of the local area and landscape
would be harmed.
Sedgemoor's Landscape Officer states in a report on the application:
"I consider that the proposed turbine, being relatively small
scale, is well related to the existing RSPCA buildings, and will
not be a dominating feature in the landscape. The proposed development
will only have a moderately adverse impact on the landscape."