Wind Energy Sudies
South Pennines Wind Energy Landscape Study (Oct 2014)
This study was commissioned by five local planning authorities in the South Pennines, Burnley, Rossendale, Calderdale, Kirklees and Barnsley Councils. The study, which updates and extends the 2010 Landscape Capacity Study for Wind Energy Developments in the South Pennines, was prepared by Julie Martin Associates and LUC and directly responds to the planning and policy context of the South Pennines and to the growing number of planning applications for wind energy development in the South Pennines.
Guidance for Wind Turbines up to 60m high in the South and West Pennines 2013
You can download the study and guidance on Smaller Turbines from the Downloads menu on the right hand side of this page.
And follow the link below to the South Pennines Wind Energy Database and Mapping resource http://lucmaps.co.uk/SPWED/mainmenu.html
Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Study
Maslen Environmental were commissioned to undertake a study on the capacity for renewable and low carbon energy in the Partnership councils: Burnley Borough Council, Pendle Borough Council, Rossendale Borough Council, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council and Kirklees Metropolitan Council, situated in the South Pennines. In particular it was to identify the opportunities for delivering energy from renewable and low carbon (RLC) sources, including micro and district scale technologies, in order to meet both local and site specific targets.
You can access the study from the Useful Links on the right hand side of this page