Wind Farms

Wind Farm Developments

With the UK Government’s target of 20% of all energy to come from renewable sources by 2020, the number of planning applications for wind farm developments are set to rise. ACCON’s noise team have been involved in the noise assessment and review of a large number of wind farm development projects across the UK.

ACCON’s in depth knowledge in the field of wind turbine noise prediction enables the team to accurately predict noise from wind farms using the advanced CadnaA noise modelling software. ACCON’s expertise is available to provide wind farm developers options to assist in site identification and supporting specialist noise assessment for any environmental statements. We also have the equipment and expertise to carry out the extensive background noise surveys required to inform wind farm developments. We are also able to provide a review service to Local Authorities in respect of the noise aspects of the ES and technical reports submitted with any planning application for new wind turbine and wind farm sites.

Our advice is always robust and able to withstand critical examination and in this way our uniform approach provides our clients with expertise that they can rely upon.

Advice to the Planning Inspectorate

Graham Parry (ACCON’s Managing Director) was retained by the Centre for Sustainable Energy to provide advice, workshops and webinars to Planning Inspectors in respect of the various noise issues related to wind farm developments.