Planning permission was granted by Stockton Borough Council’s planning committee on 7 December 2011. A liaison committee for the site was set up in February 2016 to allow information to be given to and from Banks and the local community. Construction of the wind farm began in March 2016 and is on track to be complete by the end of 2016. The Lambs Hill Wind Farm Fund will be available for local groups and organisations to apply to when construction work is complete. For more information on the Lambs Hill Wind Farm Community Fund, click here.
Local Planning Authority
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
Construction was completed in late 2016. The wind farm is now fully operational and generating electricity.
Number of Turbines
Electricity Generation Capacity
2 – 2.5 MW per turbine
Lifetime of Wind Farm
25 Years, 10 months for construction and decommissioning
A local liaison committee meets regularly so local residents can raise any issues with the operation and maintenance of the wind farm.
Benefits of Scheme
• Potential to contribute to UK targets for renewable electricity generation in line with government aims, in an area identified as being suitable for wind farm development
• An indigenous, secure and reliable source of energy at a time of rising international energy prices and increasing instability of supply
• Investment in the local economy during construction of the wind farm, with opportunities for employment
• Establishment of a community development fund which will be targeted at local communities. This could be used to improve local facilities through working with existing community groups and also to improve energy efficiency and implement micro renewable generation, particularly to reduce fuel poverty
• Improvements and enhancements to Stillington Forest Park have been agreed and will be delivered from Autumn 2016 for 25 years
Name: Lewis Stokes
Tel: 0844 209 1515