Calderdale Council has rejected a planning application for two wind turbines in a field near Heptonstall School, following quite a few objections from members of the public.
Opinion in Heptonstall seemed divided over whether the turbines should go ahead or not – at the Slack end of the village, opponents rigged up a banner asking if people wanted to see wind turbines here – and someone graffiti’d “Yes please!” Given the contentious nature of this commercial application, which seemed to be from a business based in Manchester, maybe this is worth a read: Generating light on landscape impacts – How to accommodate onshore wind while protecting the countryside.
The proposal was for wind turbines of Endurance E-3120 24.6m (34.2m to blade tip) type, and the proposed location was North Of Cross Hill Smithwell Lane Heptonstall Hebden Bridge West Yorkshire.
This is what an Endurance E 3120 wind turbine looks like. The photo was taken at farm in Cornwall. It’s quite tall, relative to the tractor which provides scale.
The technical details of the Endurance E 3120 wind turbines are here. Each turbine produces 100,000 – 250,000 kWh per year in appropriate winds. Here’s a case study of the performance of an E 3120 wind turbine on a farm in Devon.
Here’s a more distant view of an E 3120 wind turbine on a farm in Devon.
And one of it taken in the field where it stands.