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Hydro scheme, River Otter, Devon

Posted in Projects on Friday 7th May 2010 at 8:41pm

WRE has recently started construction of a 28kW hydro plant at Tipton St John in East Devon.  After a long licensing process, including a successful appeal a license was issued in June 2009.  The development has been assisted by the East Devon AONB Sustainable Development Fund, which provided significant assistance in moving the proposal through the long design process  Unfortunately, due to the tight restrictions on timing it was not possible to start construction until 2010.  However, after receiving the necessary Flood Defence Consent, Planning Permission, and carrying out the necessary ecological work, fish rescue and agreeing to the archaeological conditions, preparatory work finally got underway this week.  The undergrowth has been cleared, and the leat dredged, and with good ground conditions and weather concrete will be poured in the next couple of weeks.  Commissioning is anticipated to be in August, water flow permitting.