The lawyers for EDF who are appealing against the planning decisions to refuse permission for the wind farm at Bullington Cross have sent additional information, which we have copied below (with some shortening). The main points are...

  • EDF have sent more information, which you can comment on till 21 April
  • The appeals are due to be heard together at a public inquiry commencing on 13 October 2015 for 16 sitting days. 

The lawyers' letter

To Whom It May Concern

Appeals under Section 78 of Town and Country Planning Act 1990 by EDF Energy Renewables Limited

Land north east of the Bullington Cross interchange at Upper Norton Farm, Sutton Scotney, Hampshire, known as Bullington Cross Wind Farm

Appeal References: APP/L1765/W/14/3001602, APP/H1705/W/14/3001603 and APP/C1760/W/14/3001604

 ...  we act on behalf of the Appellant, EDF Energy Renewables Limited, in relation to the appeals submitted against the decisions of Winchester City Council, Test Valley Borough Council and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to refuse planning  permission for the construction and operation of a wind farm comprising 14 wind turbines at the above site.

Ø  Winchester City Council (case no. 13/00800/FUL)  

Ø  Test Valley Borough Council (case no. 13/00753/FULLN)  

Ø  Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council (case no. 13/00046/FUL)  

forming a single wind farm development of 14 turbines on land north east of the Bullington Cross interchange at Upper Norton Farm, Sutton Scotney, Hampshire, known as Bullington Cross Wind Farm ...

The appeals have been conjoined and are due to be heard at a public inquiry commencing on 13 October 2015 for 16 sitting days.  The Councils will give formal notice of the venue details when arrangements have been made.

 The Appellant has prepared an assessment of the revised indicative grid connection route, updated access and swept path drawings, a detailed residential visual amenity study, an ecological Update Phase 1 survey and related desk-based assessments and the visualisations have been updated to reflect the latest best practice guidance.... 

... copies of the supplementary environmental information, together with the Environmental Statement and supplementary environmental information of November 2013, have been placed on deposit at the offices of:

Ø  Winchester City Council, City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LJ;

Ø  Test Valley Borough Council, Beech Hurst, Weyhill Road, Andover, SP10 3AJ; and

Ø  Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, Civic Offices, London Road, Basingstoke, RG21 4AH

and may be inspected ...  for .. 21 days from (and including) Wednesday 1 April 2015. 

... send written comments to Ms Leanne Palmer of The Planning Inspectorate, Room 3/26, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol, BS1 6PN, within 21 (twenty-one) days from (and including) Wednesday 1 April 2015.  Please quote the Planning Inspectorate reference(s) relevant to the appeal(s) you wish to comment on in your correspondence.  Any comments received will be copied in full to the relevant Council(s) and EDF Energy Renewables Limited.