wind turbine plans for Brent Knoll centre set to be approved
plans to build a new wind turbine that will power Brent Knoll's
RSPCA Centre look set to be approved by district councillors this
District Council's planning officer Rebecca Miller has recommended
that the application for the centre in Brent Road be approved.
RSPCA wants to build a small-scale 11KW, 25 metre tall wind turbine
that will have a hub height of 18.3 metres to provide energy for
Knoll Parish Council has objected against the scheme on the basis
that the 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."
case officer has recommended the application be approved when
the council's development control committee meets in Bridgwater
proposed wind turbine will not significantly undermine the character
or appearance of the local landscape by virtue of its relatively
moderate scale, proximity to existing agricultural development
and of the nature of the proposed development itself," she