Green Energy

Darrington Quarries


Darrington Quarry
Number of Turbines: 8
Maximum Capacity: 24MW
Maximum Tip Height: 125m
Location: Darrington limestone quarry, Knottingley, West Yorkshire






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Project Status

A planning application for eight wind turbines has been formally submitted to both Wakefield Metropolitan District Council and North Yorkshire County Council as of the 21st December 2010. The submission of the planning application to the Councils follows a detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the sites suitability for a wind energy project. The EIA examined the potential effects during construction, operation and decommissioning of the turbines.

Among the issues considered were: visual impact, access and transport infrastructure, noise, available wind resource and potential effects on local flora and fauna, including birds and bats.

The submission of the planning application follows feedback from a public exhibition held by FCC Environment on the 2nd November 2010. Here local residents and other interested parties were provided with the opportunity to find out detailed information about the proposal and provide their own feedback. 

A copy of the Non Technical Summary is available here

A planning application for a meteorological (met) mast, to help assess the available wind resource at Darrington limestone quarry, was submitted in June 2010. It is hoped to have the met mast erected late summer 2010.


Download the Darrington press release here
Download the Darrington Wind Energy Newsletter in low res here
Download the Darrington Wind Energy Exhibition - Questionnaire here

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