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Hook Moor


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Local Authority: Leeds City Council
Postcode of nearby property: LS25 3DJ
Site status: Operational
Number of turbines: 5
Height of turbines: 125m
Electricity generated: 2MW per turbine. c10MW in total
Lifespan of wind farm: 25 years plus 12 months for construction and decommissioning

Community Engagement: A liaison committee was established and regular meetings were held during construction and for the first year of operation. Committee members decided that the meetings were no longer required but minutes are available should people want to read them. Click on the contact page to request more information about liaison committee meeting minutes.

Project benefits

Homes provided with renewable electricity annually

Equivalent number of petrol cars taken off the road annually



Community fund value over 25 years


Annual business rates payable to Leeds City Council



Total construction value

History: Planning permission was granted in December 2011 for five 125 metre-to-tip turbines. Construction work is now complete and all five turbines are fully assembled. Commissioning of the wind farm was completed in December 2015 and the wind farm is now fully operational.

Community fund
The £11,414.22 per year Hook Moor Wind Farm Fund is now supporting groups and organisations local to the wind farm. For information about the Hook Moor Wind Farm Community Fund, please click here.

Before applying for a grant
Applicants MUST contact Sarah McIntyre, Fund Manager at the CDCF, before applying for a grant. Tel 0191 378 6342 or email fundmanager@bankscommunityfund.org.uk

APPLY HERE: Grant applications have to be made on line via the County Durham Community Foundation (CDCF) website.

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