Salden Wind Farm application submitted

Protesters against the wind farm pictured last year
Protesters against the wind farm pictured last year

An application for a wind farm near Mursley was submitted to Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) this week.

North Bucks Wind Energy Ltd, a subsidiary company of renewable energy developer West Coast Energy Ltd, has submitted a planning application and environmental assessment for the four-turbine Salden Wind Farm.

The proposal is for four wind turbine generators to be sited on farmland at Salden,in the parish of Mursley, between Drayton Parslow and Newton Longville.

Each turbine would have a tip height of up to 115m and a generating capacity of up to 2.5 megawatts (MW), giving the wind farm an overall installed capacity of up to 10MW.

North Bucks Wind Energy says the wind farm is projected to generate enough renewable electricity to fuel the equivalent of 5,350 homes and would bring in more than £1.3 million in community benefit funds over its lifetime.

The application follows a public exhibition in Drayton Parslow in October.

A campaign to fight the turbines is being led by the Stop Salden Turbines committee, formed by local residents, with local MP John Bercow as president.

The planning application can be viewed at