Newcastle Airport has objected to a number of wind farms in the past, mainly due to the potential impact of wind turbines on their Primary Surveillance Radar (PSR). We have helped developers overcome a number of these objections through analysis and positive dialogue with the airport.
The airport has published its Radar Blanking Strategy that allows the effects of wind turbines to be blanked from its radar screens. There is an up-front cost of £20,000 together with a per turbine cost between £46,154 and £125,000.
There are two areas where such mitigation may be acceptable to the airport a northern area and a southern area. The northern area is north of the airport and east of the Northumberland National Park. The southern area includes the city of Newcastle Upon Tyne and the area south of a line from Whitburn to Derwent Reservoir.
We are able to assist wind farm developers and consultants in finding cost effective mitigation solutions at Newcastle and other airports. For more information call us on +44 (0) 1787 319001.