Wind turbines and historic environment assessment


TEP provides historic environment assessments for clients interested in developing single wind turbines. These projects only have a small physical footprint but can often have potential impacts on the landscape and setting of heritage assets, particularly on visually prominent Listed Buildings.

TEP’s assessment is carried out in line with “The Setting of Heritage Assets” (English Heritage, 2011) and provides a holistic consideration of potential direct and indirect impacts; providing archaeological and mitigation recommendations as well as an evaluation of the significance of the potential effects on heritage assets and their settings.

TEP’s reports are used to support planning applications and public inquiries.

The assessment involves desk research and site visits. The client is provided with a clear and considered argument of likely effects, recommendations and evidence (through narrative and graphics) enabling their decision in proceeding towards planning application.

Over the past year, TEP has carried out 16 assessments of single wind turbine projects across England and Wales; these were conducted within areas containing both designated and non-designated heritage assets.

Recent historic environment assessments were conducted within the wider landscape of Barton-upon-Humber conservation area in North Lincolnshire which contained evidence of early settlement of both Roman and Anglo Saxon occupation.

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