- One giant wind factory
npower renewables proposes an 18 wind turbine power station at Middlemoor, next to North Charlton, west of the A1 and just north of Alnwick.
RidgeWind proposes a 10 wind turbine power station at Wandylaw, which is right next to Middlemoor.
The two schemes together will look like one giant site with 28 x 415 foot wind turbines - a wind factory.
Additionally, npower renewables proposes;
- 2,500 square foot substation building
- 3,000 square foot area of hard standing to contain the necessary isolators, circuit breakers and transformers
- 2 x 200 foot anemometer masts
- new access roads from the A1
- access tracks connecting the turbines
- Alnwick and Berwick councils
Confusingly, the proposal for Middlemoor, which lies in Alnwick district, will go to the Department for Trade and Industry in London.
The proposal for Wandylaw will go to the Planning Officer at Berwick-upon-Tweed Borough Council.
Two schemes, two developers.
One large wind factory.
No surprise then that in September 2005 The Campaign to Protect Rural England said,
"CPRE believes that there are serious weaknesses in the planning regime for onshore windfarms."