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Viaton to build turbine on site in Derbyshire

Viaton Industries Limited is to build a wind turbine on its Brassington site after Derbyshire Dales District Council last week granted planning permission for a single turbine

The powder technology firm’s turbine predicted to provide around 6570 MW/h per annum based on an application prepared by environmental and town planning specialist Atmos Consulting.

70 per cent of the energy produced from the wind turbine will be used on site at Viaton, with any surplus being fed into the grid at times the plant is not operating.

Atmos Consulting carried out a full environmental impact assessment for the proposal. The quality of the whole proposal was praised by both nature advisory body Natural England and Derbyshire Dales District Council.

Philip Lewis, regional director at Atmos Consulting, who led the project commented: “Viaton is an important local employer that has worked hard to secure its future by establishing a lean business model.”

“Adding on-site power generation now gives it more control over its energy costs, and we are delighted to have helped the firm to achieve planning permission with no objections from local residents or expensive appeal process.”