We work very closely with landowners at all stages of the planning, development and operation of our wind farms.
Early investigative work is only carried out under contractual agreement with landowners. And if a site meets all of the requirements to be developed – and is granted planning permission – we work alongside landowners to ensure that the construction of the wind farm has the least impact on their day-to-day operations and their land as possible.
This means creating appropriate access routes for construction – and later on, maintenance – purposes. It also means, in the case of farming land, timing work so that it does not interfere with crops or other farming activities.
What happens when a wind farm is decommissioned?