Tedder Hill is an ideal location for a wind farm: E.ON

E.ON is to appeal the East Riding Council's decision to refuse consent for its Tedder Hill wind farm near Roos, Yorkshire. 

The initial application for a 6.9MW, three turbine wind farm, was rejected in August following a tie-break decision. The scheme for land at Tedder Hill, close to Roos, near Withernsea, was narrowly rejected by East Riding Council's planning committee. Committee chairman Councillor Chuck Hunter used his casting vote after the vote went seven for, seven against the scheme.

Jonn Barnes, project developer for E.ON in the UK admitted that the company was disappointed with the verdict and it still believes that Tedder Hill is an ideal location for a wind farm.

Barnes added that E.ON has undertaken a number of independent reviews into its application.

"We  still believe that this site offers an excellent opportunity to develop a wind farm, ensuring minimal disruption to the local landscape and community within the Roos area," said Barnes.

The site could provide enough power for up to 3,800 homes and displace 7,790 tonnes of CO2 annually. If approved the site would see the benefit of a community fund of over £5000 a year for the life of the project.

The appeal could lead to a public inquiry with a final decision expected later this year.