RWE 36MW UK wind plan rejected

Nun Wood now looks unlikely to join these turbines in RWE's UK fleet

Nun Wood now looks unlikely to join these turbines in RWE's UK fleet

RWE has seen its proposed 12-turbine Nun Wood wind project in central England rejected by the UK’s Secretary of State for Communities, due principally to its visual impact.

The saga of Nun Wood, which would have seen 36MW of capacity installed across Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, has dragged on for nearly a decade.

But the rejection by communities secretary Eric Pickles is likely the final nail in the coffin for the project.

Working through its UK subsidiary npower, RWE was granted planning permission for Nun Wood in late 2011, but that was subsequently reversed following a legal challenge by Milton Keynes Council.

RWE appealed all the way to the highest level of UK government, but Communities Secretary Eric Log in to read complete article.

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