Laurence Associates played the role of planning consultants within a multidisciplinary team for the project to repower Goonhilly Windfarm. The site is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Lizard Peninsula, and the project involved replacement of 14 wind turbines with 6 larger, more technologically advanced turbines, significantly increasing the generating capacity.
Considerable work was undertaken at the pre-application stage, including engaging with the local population, various interest groups and the local planning authority. The objective of this was to resolve any issues as far as possible prior to the formal submission of the planning application.
It had been anticipated that there would be significant objection to the proposals, particularly given the location within the AONB. However, there was overwhelming support for the proposals from those involved in the local area.
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