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Wind turbine for Arlesey?

James Sills had hoped to build a 78 metre high wind turbine in Nosterfield End

James Sills had hoped to build a 78 metre high wind turbine in Nosterfield End

A wind turbine is on the horizon for a landfill site.

Once again an application has been submitted to construct the renewable energy source at Arlesey Landfill Site off Mill Lane.

Applications have been submitted three times since 2011 before but each time it has been withdrawn.

The planning application, which has been submitted by FCC Environment, is for a single wind turbine.

The wind turbine would work for 25 years. The tower would be 34m high and it would be 51m from ground to tip with the blade at its highest point.

The application addresses the concerns of the Environment Agency, which have been expressed about the previous applications.

The agency feared that the landfill gases could catch fire if the turbine were to be struck by lightning.

But the application states that the turbine would be 35m away from the landfill control gas pipework and infrastructure. The gas would be monitored using boreholes.

In addition there are no recorded cases of lightning strikes causing landfill gas to ignite, it adds.

You can comment on the planning application online at http://bit.ly/19umaSZ until Thursday, February 6.

 

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