Langham Wind Farm, Anderby

In February 2007 the Trust objected to an application by Npower Renewables for a 6 turbine wind farm at Anderby in East Lindsey. Located close to two nature reserves, the Coastal Country Park and a Lincolnshire Coastal Grazing Marshes Project target area the Trust was concerned that a wind farm would diminish the opportunities for enhancement of Wolla Bank Pit and Wolla Bank Reedbed nature reserves (both within the Sea Bank Clay Pits Site of Special Scientific Interest), for restoration of coastal grazing marsh and for development of a Coastal Country Park. In 2010 Npower Renewables appealed to the Secretary of State for non-determination of the application by East Lindsey District Council. The application was therefore examined by the Planning Inspectorate at a Public Inquiry. The Trust submitted a written representation to the Planning Inspectorate in August 2010 maintaining an objection on the grounds that it would diminish the opportunities for restoration of coastal grazing marsh (CGM) and successful establishment of a Coastal Country Park.

The appeal decision came out in September 2011 and the application was refused as a result of the adverse effect that the development would have on the appearance of the area. In relation to nature conservation the Planning Inspector stated that 'the evidence does not indicate that the proposed wind farm would have an adverse effect on ecology, the nature conservation interests of designated sites, or the biodiversity aims of the CGM.'

Visit the Wind Energy Development page to see the Trust's policy statement on wind energy developments.


FilenameFile size
LWT response, February 2007125.82 KB
LWT response, October 200787.34 KB
Written Representation, August 2010115.01 KB