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Watford Lodge Appeal Decision
Planning & development
A planning application for Watford Lodge wind farm was submitted to Daventry District Council, the Local Planning Authority, in August 2009. The application had been formally registered as application number DA/2009/0620. To view the application documents, including detailed technical and environmental information about the scheme, please click here and select Media Items.
The application was refused at a Committee meeting in April 2011 despite the planning officer's recommendation for approval. Volkswind UK Ltd appealed to the Secretary of State against the refusal and the appeal was heard at a Public Inquiry in October/November 2011 at Daventry District Council offices. The Planning Appeal reference is APP/Y2810/A/11/2153242/NWF.
On 21st December 2011 a decision was released allowing the appeal and granting planning permission for construction of 5 wind turbines, access track, transformer units, control building/substation, underground cabling, meteorological mast and crane hard standing areas on land adjacent to Waford Lodge Farm, West Haddon Rd, Watford. To view a copy of the appeal decision please click here entering the above mentioned Planning Appeal reference.
Further information on local planning policy
On 12th October 2006, representatives from Daventry District Council signed the Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change. The Nottingham Declaration is a commitment to reduce carbon emissions by adopting greater energy efficiency measures and increasing travel by encouraging walking, cycling, car-sharing and public transport use. It is also about adopting renewable energy technologies in the district and building adaptation requirements into existing and new developments.
By June 2007, the East Midlands became the first English region to have all 46 of its local authorities publicly committed to tackling climate change by becoming signatories to the Nottingham Declaration.
For further information on local planning policy visit Daventry District Council website.