The Landmark Practice is pleased to announce that Bernice Roberts (Principal Environmental Planner) and Lyndon Roberts (Senior Ecologist) have both been appointed by the Centre for Sustainable Energy to the new national Renewable Energy and Planning Expert Support Network. Bernice and Lyndon will provide independent advice and guidance to local authority planners and other officers on aspects of wind turbines and planning.
The Landmark Practice has considerable experience in preparing planning applications for wind turbine schemes and associated Environmental Impact Assesment (EIA) and reports to inform Appropriate Assessments (AA). In 2005 Landmark led the successful planning application for the Bristol Port Company’s 3 x 3MW wind turbine scheme (which is now operational at Avonmouth Docks, adjacent to the Severn Estuary European site), the first in the South West to be granted without recourse to appeal.
The Landmark Practice environmental planning team was also responsible for coordinating the EIAs for the Bristol City Council Energy Management Unit Avonmouth Wind Power Project (2 x 3MW turbines, consent granted by unanimous committee vote in January 2009) and the Wessex Water Avonmouth Wind Power Project (4 x 3MW turbines), which is currently awaiting determination.