December 11, 2023

Pegasus Group breathes life into Norfolk on-shore windfarm

Pegasus Group has secured planning permission from Breckland Council to extend the life of an eight-turbine wind farm capable of powering around 10,600 homes annually.

With a total capacity of approximately 16MW, the project, situated at North Pickenham airfield, Breckland, will enable the production of renewable energy until at least 2041.

It is the sixth on-shore windfarm application that Pegasus Group has successfully secured planning permission for since 2019, with a further four currently in the planning process.

Chris Calvert, executive director at Pegasus Group, said: “This windfarm approval is a timely decision in the wake of the recent government Written Ministerial Statement regarding on-shore windfarms.

“While much more governmental support is needed to accelerate on-shore windfarm development on the whole, the North Pickenham project is pushing ahead with its ambition to generate much-needed renewable energy for the locality.

Pegasus Group is a specialist in renewable energy projects and the firm also recently received permission for a 44.22-hectare solar farm with a generation capacity of 25.6MW.

The Green Belt solar farm scheme, situated in Basildon, Essex, will provide enough electricity to charge 12,300 homes and was originally refused by Basildon District Council due to the perceived impact on the land and landscape character. The scheme was submitted by Boom Power for Crays Hall.

Mz Calvert concluded: “We are proud to be able to work on such important projects that will have a positive legacy on the country and to be able to drive forward green projects like this.”