EDF Energy Renewables has confirmed that it has submitted a planning application to Winchester City Council for a temporary wind monitoring mast to be erected on its proposed Bullington Cross wind farm site.

The company submitted a planning application to Winchester City Council, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Test Valley Borough Council for a 14-turbine wind farm development near Bullington Cross in April.

The planning application is currently being considered by the three local authorities concerned.

If approved, the proposed 260ft high meteorological mast will collect detailed data about the local wind resource for a period of 36 months.

The wind information already available for the area shows that the site has a good wind resource for commercial wind energ y development, but additional onsite monitoring is required to further evaluate the wind profile in detail.

T h e data collected will help the team select the most appropriate wind turbine model for the proposed site.

Further information is available at edf-er.com.