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Application: I/2013/0359/F

For: 180 metres (approx) south east of 286 Drum Road Cookstown BT80 9JJ
Received: Friday 22nd November 2013
 

Proposal

Proposed 150kw wind turbine with 30 metre hub height and 24 metre rotor diameter

Decision

GRANTED

Applicant

Mr Craig McCullough

Agent


Decision History

2015-03-04

Decision

14_GRANTED (PG Permission Granted)

2015-03-03

Conditions

3. The permission shall be for a limited period expiring 25 years from the date on which electricity from the wind turbine is connected to the grid. Within 12 months of the cessation of electricity generation at the site or upon the expiration of this permission whichever is sooner all structures and access tracks shall be removed and the land restored in accordance with a scheme to be submitted to and approved by the Department prior to the commencement of any decommissioning works unless otherwise agreed by the Department in writing. Reason: To restore the site and maintain the landscape quality of the area.

Informatives

1. Subject to the above conditions the development shall be carried out in accordance with stamped approved plans No 01 date stamp received 22nd November 2013 so as to ensure a satisfactory form of development.

4. Transport NI advise the following: The applicant must apply to Roads Service for a licence indemnifying the Department against any claims arising from the implementation of the proposal. NOTE: Use for example where the proposal involves work on or overhanging Roads Service maintained property. Roads Service has pointed out that the existing vehicular access to the development is sub-standard by way of inadequate visibility In your interests and that of other road users measures should be taken to improve the access. The applicant is advised that under Article 11 of the Roads (NI) Order 1993 the Department for Regional Development is empowered to take measures to recover any reasonably incurred expenses in consequence of any damage caused to the public road as a result of extraordinary traffic generated by the proposed development. The approval does not empower anyone to build or erect any structure wall or fence or encroach in any other manner on a public roadway (including a footway and verge) or on any other land owned or managed by the Department for Regional Development for which separate permissions and arrangements are required. Precautions shall be taken to prevent the deposit of mud and other debris on the adjacent road by vehicles travelling to and from the construction site. Any mud refuse etc deposited on the road as a result of the development must be removed immediately by the operator/contractor. All construction plant and materials shall be stored within the curtilage of the site. All construction plant and materials shall be stored within the curtilage of the site. Not withstanding the terms and conditions of the Department of Environment¿s approval set out above you are required under Article 71-83 inclusive of the Roads (NI) Order 1993 to be in possession of the Department for Regional Development¿s consent before any work is commenced which involves making or altering any opening to any boundary adjacent to the public road verge or footway or any part of said road verge or footway bounding the site. The consent is available on personal application to the Roads Service Section Engineer whose address is Molesworth Place (2nd Floor) Molesworth Street Cookstown BT80 8NX. A monetary deposit will be required to cover works on the public road. All off-loading of materials and components to carried out within the curtilage of the site All construction plant and materials shall be stored within the curtilage of the site. It is the responsibility of the developer to ensure that ¿ Surface water does not flow from the site onto the public road ¿ The existing roadside drainage is accommodated and no water flows from the public road onto the site ¿ Surface water from the roof of the development hereby approved does not flow onto the public road including the footway ¿ The developer should note that this planning approval does not give consent to discharge water into a DRD Roads Service drainage system.

5. The Environmental Health Department of Cookstown District Council advise the following: Within 4 weeks of a written request by the Planning Authority following a noise complaint from the occupant of a dwelling which lawfully exists or has planning permission at the date of this consent the wind turbine operator shall at his/her expense employ a suitably qualified and competent person to assess the level of noise immissions from the wind farm at the complainant's property following the procedures described in Pages 102-109 of ETSU-R-97. Details of the noise monitoring survey shall be submitted to the Planning Authority for written approval prior to any monitoring commencing. The Planning Authority shall be notified not less than 2 weeks in advance of the date of commencement of the noise monitoring. Reason: To control the noise levels from the development at noise sensitive locations. 3. The wind farm operator shall provide to the Planning Authority the results assessment and conclusions regarding the noise monitoring required by Condition 2 including all calculations audio recordings and the raw data upon which that assessment and conclusions are based. Such information shall be provided within 3 months of the date of the written request of the Planning Authority under condition 2 unless in either case otherwise extended in writing by the Planning Authority. Reason: To control the noise levels from the development at noise sensitive locations 4. Within 4 weeks from receipt of a written request from the Planning Authority following an amplitude modulation (AM) complaint to it from the occupant of a dwelling which lawfully exists or has planning permission at the date of this consent the wind turbine operator shall submit a scheme for the assessment and regulation of AM to the Planning Authority for its written approval. The scheme shall be in general accordance with: ¿ Any guidance endorsed in National or Northern Ireland Planning Policy or Guidance at that time or in the absence of endorsed guidance ¿ Suitable published methodology endorsed as good practice by the Institute of Acoustics; or in the absence of such published methodology ¿ The methodology published by Renewable UK on the 16th December 2013; and implemented within 3 months of the written request of the Planning Authority unless otherwise extended in writing by the Planning Authority. Reason: To control the levels of AM from the development at noise sensitive locations.

6. The applicant is advised to contact the Ministry of Defence (Defence Estates) with the details of the commencement of construction date of completion the height of the tallest structure above ground level the maximum extension height of any construction equipment the position of the mast or masts in latitude and longitude and if the site will be lit. Ministry of Defence (MOD) Safeguarding Department advise the following; MOD has no safeguarding objections to this proposal. Whilst we have no safeguarding objections to this application the height of the development will necessitate that aeronautical charts and mapping records are amended. Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) Safeguarding therefore requests that the developer must notify UK DVOF & Powerlines at the Defence Geographic Centre with the following information prior to development commencing: a. Precise location of development. b. Date of commencement of construction. c. Date of completion of construction. d. The height above ground level of the tallest structure. e. The maximum extension height of any construction equipment. f. Details of aviation warning lighting fitted to the structure(s) You may e-mail this information to UK DVOF & Powerlines at icgdgc-prodaisafdb@mod.uk or post it to: D-UKDVOF & Power Lines Air Information Centre Defence Geographic Centre DGIA Elmwood Avenue Feltham Middlesex TW13 7AH