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Holy Trinity School visit Scout Moor Wind Farm

Holy Trinity School visit Scout Moor Wind Farm

Students at Scout Moor Wind Farm

Students at Scout Moor Wind Farm

Peel Energy recently facilitated a visit to its Scout Moor Wind Farm by a group of students from Holy Trinity Primary School in Bacup.
 
The visit was supervised by Ms Jennifer Ringland and formed part of the students’ “Geography Week”, during which they had built a wind farm in a field and also held a debate about the merits of using wind energy.
 
The wind farm visit took place on Tuesday 20th October and the children were accompanied by Peel Energy’s Development Manager, Steve Snowdon.  41 Year 5 students embarked on a tour of the wind farm and were given the opportunity to ask questions on site for just under an hour. In the afternoon, another visit took place by 36 Year 6 students, led by Peel Energy’s James Hadfield, along with 5 members of school staff with the students on each visit.
 
The morning visit was very foggy, which demonstrated how the turbine’s light grey colour allowed them to blend in and essentially vanish from sight. 

School display

School display

In addition to this, Peel’s Steve Snowdon also attended the Holy Trinity School on Wednesday 21st October to give presentations about renewable energy to the Year 2, 3 and 4 students (38, 37 and 37 respectively).

The Peel Energy team regularly show schools around the Wind Farm to allow them to experience it first hand. If you’re interested in discussing a school visit, please use the contact details at the foot of the page.

Second Yell Wind Farm Exhibition Dates Announced

Second Yell Wind Farm Exhibition Dates Announced

The developer behind a proposed wind farm on Yell has announced the dates for a second round of public exhibitions after an initial round of consultation showed strong local support for the project.

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Peel Energy, the company developing the Beaw Field Wind Farm on Yell, will hold a second round of public exhibitions in October after receiving positive feedback from local residents at previous events in April, when 82% of attendees indicated they were supportive of the company’s plans.

The events will be held as follows:
•    Tuesday 6th October, Burravoe Community Hall, 2pm – 7pm
•    Wednesday 7th October, Mid Yell Community Hall, 2pm – 7pm

At the second set of exhibitions, Peel will update local communities on the plans which now include 17 turbines up to a maximum height of 145 metres as well as detail how and why this design has been selected. Results of the feedback collected during the last set of exhibitions will also be displayed. 

There will be additional information on various studies carried out on the site such as ecology and cultural heritage and more detail on how the site will be accessed during the construction phase. The events will also provide an opportunity for local residents and other interested parties to quiz the project team in detail.

There will also be additional detail on the process by which a decision on the project will ultimately be made and how the public can make sure their views are known.

Bernadette Barry, Development Manager for Peel Energy said, “We are very grateful to local communities for their strong support for the project and we are keen to ensure the process of engagement and feedback continues right up to and throughout the construction and operation of the Beaw Field Wind Farm.”

“In particular, we are keen to explain how the final design has evolved as a result of technical and environmental studies we have carried out as well as feedback collected previously from local communities”

“The people we have built relationships with locally have been very well informed and their feedback has been invaluable in the design of the proposed wind farm.  I am sure we will get the same level of interest at this set of exhibitions and I would encourage as many people as possible to come along to learn more and ask any questions they might have about the plans.”

For more information please visit www.beawfieldwindfarm.co.uk.