At Pager Power, it is our mission to assess, identify and try our best to solve the aviation, radar, and telecommunications issues that you may encounter when considering whether to submit a wind turbine planning application. We have over a decade of experience conducting wind studies which has resulted in us building a vast amount of knowledge to help guide you through the planning process.
It is important to assess the severity of any aviation issues early in the planning process to determine the likelihood of a concern proving problematic further down the line.
In some instances an impact upon aviation activity can halt a project at proposal stage; therefore early identification of any issues is key to discovering solutions.
In particular the aviation areas to be considered are:
- Distance from licensed and unlicensed airfields
- Visibility of turbine to radar and radio navigation beacons
- Airspace above and surrounding the wind farm
Being detectable to a radar is enough for a planning application not to be granted permission.
- Distance of turbine to radar installation
- Type of radar
- Surrounding terrain and other obstructions
Before submitting a wind turbine planning application, remember to consult with Ofcom and any link operators.
An issue in this area will not necessarily be severely detrimental to your planning application however the timescales involved and the cost of mitigation solution, if required, are often underestimated.
Allowing time to undertake an assessment is therefore important.
It is possible for a wind farm to cause interference to television (TV) reception.
- picture degradation amongst other things
However effects can be predicted at proposal stage, before construction takes place.