Archaeology - Energy Projects

Taigh Mhor Wind Turbine, Argyll & Bute

An application for development of a single 49.5m wind turbine on the opposite side of Kilmartin Glen from Carnassarie Castle elicited concern from both Historic Scotland (HS) and the West of Scotland Archaeology Service (WoSAS) about visual effects on the castle.

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Craigton and Spittalhill Windfarm, Stirling

CgMs was commissioned by LUC, the lead consultants, to undertake the assessment of potential impacts on cultural heritage and archaeology in association with a proposal by Force 9 Energy for a seven turbine installation some 12km south-west of Stirling in the Gargunnock Hills.

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Allt Druidhe Hydro-Electric Scheme, Kinloch Rannoch

The assessment included a desk-based and walkover survey of the construction footprint.

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Kirkleatham Wind Turbine, Redcar

CgMs is pleased to have assisted Stratus Environmental in securing planning permission for a 500 kw wind turbine at Kirkleatham, Redcar.

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Brechfa Forest

CgMs produced the historic environment section of the ES for this proposed 28 turbine wind farm in Carmarthenshire. Key issues were the impmapct on the setting of Bronze Age barrows that formed part of a Prehistoric funerary landscape.

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Denzell Downs, Cornwall

CgMs produced the historic environment section of the ES for a proposed 5 turbine wind farm. Key issues were the impact on the setting Bronze Age barrows between the proposed scheme and an adjacent existing wind farm as well as the impact on the setting on other nearby Neolithic and Bronze Age ritual monuments.

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Goonhilly Wind Farm

CgMs carried out an environmental impact assessment on the repowering of Goonhilly Wind Farm.

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Harrington Wind Farm

CgMs carried out an environmental impact assessment of a 7 turbine scheme on and beside a former WWII airfield. The primary cultural heritage issue is the potential impact on the setting of the nationally important non-scheduled remains of three Cold War Thor nuclear missile launch pads of former RAF Harrington.

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Hatfield - Thorpe Marsh Overhead Power Lines

CgMs were commissioned to provide additional consultancy support to support an application under Section 37 of the Electricity Act for a new overhead power line linking Hatfield Power Park with the national grid substation at Thorpe Marsh, Doncaster. The power line runs over a 8.8km route and will require construction of 29 pylon towers.

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Lilbourne Windfarm, Northants

CgMs successfully steered the archaeological and heritage appraisal of this multi-turbine site through to a recommendation for approval by Daventry District Council.

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Lovedean Farm, Hampshire

Lovedean Farm is located near Horndean in Hampshire. The site comprised a 14ha open field which was proposed for solar farm development.

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St Breock, Cornwall

CgMs provided archaeological advise and services in securing planning permission for the re-powering of St Breock Wind Farm. The existing farm comprises 11 turbines, these are to be replaced by 5 turbines with a maximum tip height of 100m above existing ground level.

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Swinford Wind Farm

CgMs provided specialist report assessing the effect of a proposed 11 turbine wind farm on the setting of Stanford Hall (Grade I listed building) and is associated Grade II registered Park.

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West House Farm, Cumbria

CgMs were appointed to undertake an assessment of the potential impacts of a proposed wind turbine on the setting of various listed buildings.

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Whiterig Farm

A development proposal for two 45m wind turbines elicited screening opinions that expressed concern over potential impacts on the setting of cultural heritage assets from both Historic Scotland and Scottish Borders Council. In particular, effects on Habchester Fort, an impressive prehistoric monument some 2.8km distant.

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