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DO I NEED PLANNING PERMISSION FOR A WIND TURBINE?

In general mast turbines are exempt from planning permission, subject to the following conditions: -

  1. The turbine shall not be erected on or attached to the house or any other buildings or structures in its curtilage.
  2. The total height of the turbine shall not exceed 13 M.
  3. The rotor diameter should be 6 M. or less.
  4. There should be a 3 M. minimum clearance between the lower tip of the rotor and the ground.
  5. The minimum distance of a wind turbine from its nearest neighbouring boundary would equal the total height of the turbine plus 1 M.
  6. Only one turbine is permitted within the curtilage of a house.
  7. The turbine must be situated behind the front wall of the house.
  8. Noise levels at the nearest neighbouring inhabited dwelling should be <43dB(A), or <5d(B) above background noise.
  9. All turbine components shall have a matt non-reflective finish and the blade shall be made of a material that does not deflect telecommunication signals.
  10. No advertising of logos may be placed or appear on turbines.

Building mounted turbines are not exempt but planning permission can be applied for in the normal way.  It is always advised to contact your own local authority before installation.

 

   
 
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