Broadview press release
Broadview reacts with disappointment at High Court challenge to Spring Farm Ridge approval
Broadview Energy has reacted with disappointment to a legal challenge that has been launched in the High Court by local resident and Greatworth Parish councillor Veronica Ward and South Northamptonshire Council against the approval of the Spring Farm Ridge wind farm.
Planning permission was granted by The Planning Inspectorate in July of this year allowing for the erection of five wind turbines on agricultural land between the villages of Helmdon, Greatworth and Sulgrave.
Jeffrey Corrigan, Managing Director for Broadview Energy said: "The Planning Inspectorate's decision followed a Public Inquiry that lasted seven days and considered a significant amount of evidence from those for and against the project, including Mrs Ward and the Council. We have always maintained that Spring Farm Ridge is an excellent location for a wind farm and this was evidenced by The Planning Inspectorate's decision. Mrs Ward and the Council are now challenging the decision on points of law. Whilst we are confident of the outcome, the challenge will create delays and uncertainty along with significant costs for all parties. This is disappointing at a time when Council resources are under pressure, there is a pressing need to increase the deployment of onshore wind across the country to improve our energy security, and infrastructure investment is needed to kick start the economy."