Setbacks for Carbon Trust firm’s wind plans

Partnerships for Renewables (PfR) has had its first planning application rejected after more than three years’ work on the project

Partnerships for Renewables (PfR) has had its first planning application rejected after more than three years’ work on the project.

At the end of April, Wokingham Borough Council refused permission for the Carbon Trust-backed body to build four wind turbines on land owned by Reading University at Rushy Mead. The project would have been 10 megawatts peak capacity.

The turbines, 130 metres tall, would have had “an unacceptable, substantial and significant effect [upon an area] highly valued locally for its remoteness “, said the planning officer’s report.

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