Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Meridian Energy's Mill Creek Wind Farm has been granted resource consent by the Environment Court. The project was originally consented back in 2009, but was appealed by local residents. And the appeal was at least partly successful, with an additional three turbines being removed due to their impact on local residents.

The message is clear: windfarm developers will have to work with (or around) local residents, and avoid siting turbines too close to people's homes. If they do that, though, and work within noise limits, then there should be no problems receiving consent.

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