At some point during late summer or early autumn, E.ON, the company which operates the wind farm on Ovenden Moor, will submit a planning application to Calderdale District Council for permission to repower the installation. Their intention is to reduce the number of turbines from the current twenty-two to nine. However, these nine turbines will be considerably larger than those currently visible from Haworth Moor. At 115m they will have a significant detrimental visual impact on the landscape.
E.ON are holding Open Days at Ovenden on Friday, 6 and Saturday, 7 July from 10am to 4.30pm when the public can visit the wind farm and see the plans for the repowering. It will also be an opportunity to express opinions about the proposals.
A representative of the Brontë Society will be attending on one of the days to discuss the plans with E.ON.
Full details of the repowering proposals and the Open Days can be found at http://www.eon-uk.com/generation/ovendenmoorrepower.aspx
Contact details for E.ON are as follows:-
Ovenden Moor Wind Farm
Westwood Business Park
Coventry CV4 8LG
0800 096 1199