energy firm unveils plans for mast on fields near Highbridge
wind energy firm has submitted plans to build a 60-metre tall
weather monitoring mast on fields near Highbridge, which is the
usually the first step before formal wind farm proposals are unveiled.
Energy has applied for permission from Sedgemoor District Council
to install the temporary wind monitoring mast in Alstone.
assessment is being undertaken to determine whether the general
area displays a suitable wind resource for any potential future
wind energy proposals," says the firm.
proposed that the temporary meteorological mast, from NexGen,
will be used to collect meteorological data at the site for a
period of 24 months.
proposed mast location was chosen as it is located away from residential
dwellings - the closest being 555m," adds Gaoh Energy.
landscape is exposed and open which will allow for the accurate
measuring of the wind resource flowing over the site."
can submit their comments to Sedgemoor District Council's planning
department until September 14th.