Community-owned wind turbine

Ambition Lawrence Weston and Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP.

 

Executive summary:
The 4.2 megawatt onshore wind turbine, at 150m, is believed to be the tallest onshore wind turbine consented in England. The project was delivered by the community for the community, and is expected to generate electricity to power between 3000-4000 homes a year and save over two tonnes of carbon dioxide annually. Profits from energy savings will fund the delivery of the development plan for the community of Lawrence Weston and there will be an on-site Energy Learning Zone for schools and communities. WBD initially advised ACE on a pro-bono basis before guiding ACE with the planning strategy and consent.

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