We are currently trying to put together some information to support those of you who wish to comment upon the French Farm/ Willow Farm sites.
We will try to get this organised by the end of the week.
Section 77 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended)
Called-in Planning Application
Peterborough City Council has received notification from the National Planning Casework Unit
that the Secretary of State has called-in the following planning application for determination
Description: Construction of four additional wind turbines to a maximum height of 100 metres (to vertical blade tip) with ancillary infrastructure including temporary construction compound, access tracks and crane hardstandings
Site Location: French Farm French Drove Thorney Peterborough
Applicant: REG Windpower Limited
Start date: 4 June 2014
How the application will now be dealt with
The application will now be dealt with at a Public Inquiry, led by an independent Inspector from
the Planning Inspectorate, appointed on behalf of the Secretary of State. The Inquiry will follow a
‘bespoke’ timetable, which will be agreed in due course by the Applicant, Local Planning Authority
and Planning Inspectorate. The procedure to be followed is set out in the Town and Country
Planning (Inquiries Procedure) (England) Rules 2000, Statutory Instrument 2000/1624 (as
We will write to you again with information about the time, date and location of the Inquiry once
these details have been finalised.
Further information on the Inquiry Process can be found on the Planning Portal’s website
Viewing details of the planning application
Please go to http://www.peterborough.gov.uk/online-applications to view the Committee
Report together with the plans and documents that formed the planning application.
The Secretary of State call-in letter and correspondence detailing the procedure from the Planning Inspectorate are also available.
If you have submitted comments on the original application we will forward copies of these to the
Planning Inspectorate. These will be taken into account by the Planning Inspector in making a
decision on this application.
If you wish to withdraw your previous comments or make further representations you should write
directly to the Planning Inspectorate Customer Services Team at Planning Inspectorate,
Registry/Scanning, Room 3/26 Hawk Wing, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay,
Bristol BS1 6PN
Please ensure that you quote reference number APP/J0540/V/14/2220136 in your
Please also note that if you are sending your comments by post the Planning Inspectorate require you to send them three copies of your correspondence.
The Planning Inspectorate will not acknowledge your letter. They will, however, ensure that your
letter is passed on to the Inspector dealing with the Inquiry. The Planning Inspectorate also will
forward copies of your correspondence to the applicant(s) and the Local Planning Authority.
Any comments which you wish to make on this appeal must be received by the Planning
Inspectorate by 21 July 2014, otherwise your representations will not be considered.
Some of you may know that REGPower wish to build more wind turbines.
Details below: Remember use the public consultation to ask questions about how to express your views. It is better to put your views in writing addressed to the case officer. It is also worth asking for a receipt if you send your comments by email.
Case Officer: Miss A McSherry
Our Ref: 14/01136/FUL
The Council has received an application for:
Proposal: Construction of 5 (five) wind turbines to a maximum height of 130 metres (to vertical
blade tip) with ancillary infrastructure including substation, access tracks and crane
hardstandings, temporary construction compound and improvements to access on
Site address: Willow Hall Farm Willow Hall Lane Thorney Peterborough
The nature of this proposal means that an environmental impact assessment has had to be carried out. This means that the applicant has had to make an assessment of the possible positive and negative impacts the proposed development may have on the environment.
An Environmental Statement has been prepared by the applicant and sets out what steps are
proposed to be taken to either reduce any potential negative impact or provide positive
enhancements to the surrounding environment. This statement is available to view online for free as part of this application. Hard copies may also be obtained by contacting the applicant/agent directly,
please note they may charge a fee for providing this document.
The Council is obliged to take into account the Environmental Statement when considering the
Hard copies of the Environmental Statement can be obtained from the
developer/agent – Contact: Mr Antony Harding Turley Associates 9 Colmore Row
Birmingham West Midlands B3 2BJ . Please note stocks may be limited and there
may be a charge.
Viewing the details of the application and making comments
If you wish to view this application you can do so online at http://www.peterborough.gov.uk/onlineapplications.
If you do not have access to the internet you can use the internet terminals in public libraries or at the Council’s Customer Service Centre at Bayard Place, Broadway.
Bayard Place opening times:
09:00am – 5:00pm Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday
11:00am – 5:00pm Wednesday
Closed Weekends and Bank Holidays
Please ensure you have this letter or the reference number to assist in viewing the application.
If you are unable to access either of the above, please contact us.
If you wish to comment on this application you should ensure that your written comments are
received by Friday 15 August 2014. Comments received after this date will be taken into
consideration only if the application has not already been determined.
You can submit your comments either:
• by writing to the above address
• by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
• online at http://www.peterborough.gov.uk/online-applications
Please ensure you quote the reference number and supply your contact details, and be aware that comments you send to us will be available to view on a public file.
A Public exhibition is also to be held to provide an opportunity for viewing the documents of the
planning application on:-
· Thursday 10th July 2014 between 1:30pm and 7:30pm at Bedford Hall, Station Road, Thorney, PE6 0QE.
Officers from the Planning Service will be on hand to help you, and you will have the opportunity to submit your comments on reply slips provided at the venue.
How this application will be dealt with
The application will be considered by the City Council’s Planning and Environment Committee
(unless called in by the Secretary of State). No date has yet been set for this meeting. Everyone
who has submitted comments will be notified of the Committee meeting date and time by way of
Tracking this application
The Council’s Planning and Building online facility also enables you to track the progress of this
application and receive updates via email. To use this facility you will need to register a user accounton the website. Go to http://www.peterborough.gov.uk/online-applications for more details.
Should you wish to discuss this application please contact the case officer whose details are at the top of this letter.