I want to erect a wind turbine on my farm, what do I need to do in terms of hydrology?
A full hydrological assessment would need to be completed as part of the planning application and this will need to assess how the existing hydrology will affect the wind turbine, together with how the wind turbine will affect the existing hydrology.
How can we help?
This will require a walk over site visit, intrusive ground investigations, an assessment on the existing hydrological conditions and a full technical report assessing the likelihood of hydrological impact from the wind turbine.
Case Study 1
We were appointed to undertake a hydrological study to accompany the planning application for a 20m high wind turbine in Bedfordshire. We went to site, assessed the conditions and wrote a technical report. The Environment Agency and the Local Authority accepted and approved the report without requesting further information.