Hydropower at Sunbury Weir

Development Details : Four 3.6m diameter Archimedes screws, in new channels through the lock island. The maximum power output is 330kw
Developers: Galliford try Infrastructure and HP Projects Ltd
Planning permission
Planning applied for July 2013. On Friday 16th August the planning was halted by the council due to the developer’s “inadequate and inconsistent” information. In the short time it had been online over 120 seperate objections had been recieved against this unwanted industrial sized complex. The site being on the green belt, the noise generated, affect on navigation, erosion of the banks, fish passage and damage to the ecology of the river amongst many others. The TAC and Angling both strongly object to this development.
This scheme, promoted by the Environment Agency, shows a total lack of understanding of the local river and its status.
Full application awaited
Agreement for Lease
Lease not formally progressed
Electricity Agreement
Not agreed.

News, comment and history web links

22/08/2013 Council turns screw on Sunbury Weir hydropower plans – Get Surrey
01/08/2013 Hydropower screw turbines ‘not right’ for Sunbury Lock – Get Surrey
31/07/2013 Campaigners make stand against hydropower plant at Sunbury Weir – yourlocalguardian.co.uk
23/07/2013 Hydro Power Application for Sunbury Weir – Cllr Andrew Kelly (and comments)
01/02/2013 The Giant Screw – Another blight on Sunbury – Sunbury Matters
04/01/2013 Riverwatch Jan 2013
16/12/2012 Watt on earth are the thinking? – Morts Riverwatch
13/12/2012 ‘Say no to Hydro’ protest at Sunbury – Get Surrey
10/12/2012 Thames hydro scheme sparks controversy – Riverthamesnews
06/12/2012 Hydro Electric turbines planned for Sunbury – Get Surrey
29/11/2012 Elmbridge Council Overview and scrutiny committee meeting held
25/11/2012 Hydropower public consultations 6th and 15th December
19/03/2012 Elmbridge Council decide no Environmental Impact Assessment is required, ref 2012/0527

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