Planning Application


The Public Inquiry

In December 2015, the project was called in by the Secretary of State which means that the scheme will now be determined at a Public Inquiry. 

The timetable for the Public Inquiry is being considered by Rochdale and Rossendale Borough Council. It is likely that the Inquiry will take place in late 2016.

What has happened so far?

Rossendale Borough Council resolved to grant planning permission for 14 turbines on 1 September, 2015. Rochdale Council further supported the proposals for two turbines within its area on 21 September, 2015.


View the application

All of the documents that make up the Planning Application and Environmental Statement are available to download from the Archive section of our website under ‘Planning Application documents’.

The documents are also available to view on the Rossendale Borough Council and Rochdale Borough Council planning portal.

The original committee reports are available at the links below:

Rossendale Borough Council Committee Report – Planning Application Reference - 2015/0112

Rochdale Borough Council Committee Report – Planning Application Reference - 15/00395/FUL


Further Environmental Information

On submission of the planning application and Environmental Statement in March 2015, the Councils consulted a range of statutory consultees and members of the local community on the proposals.

At this time, a number of consultation responses were received. Through its appointed Planning Consultants (Enplan) Rossendale Borough Council invited the submission of Further Environmental Information  under Regulation 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2011.

In June 2015, Further Environmental Information was submitted to the Councils under the following topic areas:

  • Landscape and Visual
  • Access and Recreation
  • Noise
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Geology, Hydrology and Hydrogeology
  • Aviation
  • Other Matters

View the Further Environmental Information

The Further Environmental Information submitted in June 2015 is available to download from the Archive section of our website under ‘Further Environmental Information documents’.