CEC was commissioned in April 2013 to review a planning application for two very small wind turbines in regard to landscape and visual issues, and re-assess some of the issue, with a view to use this information to support an appeal submission by an objector to the scheme.
Proposals were for two 20kW wind turbines near the Fowey River valley in Cornwall. Beginning of the year in 2014 the turbines have been erected without planning permission and CEC have been commissioned to compare the findings of the LVIA against the real scenario ascertaining whether the presence of the turbines may result in further or less landscape and visual issues than originally identified.
The review included comments made by other parties on the original CEC report and on CEC’s review of the applicant’s original LVIA, and a review of the Appeal Decision referring to the original work that CEC undertook. In August 2014 CEC were invited to attend a hearing to represent the appellant. The Planning Inspectorate agreed with the appellants and CEC’s findings and the turbines have to be dismantled.