Goole Fields 2

Click above to enlarge further

Prepared by yes2wind on behalf of our client, RWE npower renewables.

The Homes Equivalent figure used on the Google map above is based on generic UK information. This is explained on the Wind Farm Locator page.

Location
East Riding of Yorkshire
Number of Turbines
17
Power (MW)
34.0
Developer
RWE npower renewables
Developer Address
27A Harmire Enterprise Park\Barnard Castle
County Durham
Developer Website
http://www.npower-renewables.com
Planning Status
proposed
Planning Officer
Emma Lancaster
Planning Authority
East Riding of Yorkshire Council

RWE npower renewables is investigating the potential for a wind farm on a site near Old Goole. A planning application was submitted to East Riding of Yorkshire Council in December 2012 to build 17 turbines on land approximately 2km south of Old Goole.

The site lies immediately to the west of the Goole Fields I Wind Farm which started construction in January 2012. Shaped by the results from a wide range of environmental and technical studies, and feedback from the local community and other bodies, the proposed wind farm would have an installed capacity up to 42.5 megawatts – producing enough clean energy to power up to 19,800 homes each year. That equates to enough power for all the households in Goole more than twice each year.

Prior to submitting the planning application we undertook a wide-ranging public consultation programme to engage with members of the parish council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and organisations such as Natural England, local airports and the Environment Agency, to help shape the design of the proposed wind farm. We undertake many feasibility assessments to ensure the site is suitable - these include investigations to assess local ecology, landscape, hydrology and potential noise studies. We held information events in November 2010 and February 2011. More than 120 people attended to find out more about the proposals and to provide feedback on our initial plans - of those who provided feedback, over 81% were not opposed to the proposals. In response to the comments made by local people, we made the following changes to our design:

* reduced the number of turbines from 20 to 17

* the proposed turbines has been laid out to compliment the adjoining consented Goole Fields Wind Farm

* building a new access road for the construction traffic which would also be open for use by the significant volumes of agricultural vehicles, many of which are large, that currently use local roads Moorland Road, Hall Road and Wroots Avenue to access Swinefleet Road – ultimately reducing road noise and HGV traffic levels on the local road network.

The predicted annual generation at the site has been calculated based on performance data for wind farms already operating in England. Should site wind and turbine characteristics result in similar output levels to these operational sites we can expect Goole Fields II Wind Farm to generate an amount of electricity equivalent to supply the approximate domestic needs of an estimated range of 14300 to 19800 average UK households each year.

Energy predicted to be generated by the proposal has been calculated using an assumed capacity factor of 25% (Country specific figure DECC Energy Trends Sept 2011 UK Annual load factors 1998-2010), and is based on an installed capacity of up to 42.5 MW. The energy capture predicted and hence derived homes equivalent or emissions savings figures may change as site specific information is gathered. Equivalent homes supplied is based on an annual electricity consumption per home of 4700 kWh. This figure is supported by recent domestic electricity consumption data available from The Digest of UK Energy Statistics and household estimates and projections from the UK Statistics Authority.