In July 2015, Landmark was pleased to be invited to take part in an educational school visit to the Triodos Renewables turbines at Avonmouth, Bristol.
We are proud to have worked with Wessex Water in gaining planning consent for the four wind turbines at the Bristol Sewage Treatment Works in Avonmouth. The Practice was involved from the outset preparing the EIA screening/scoping and planning case for the turbines as well as steering the project through the planning, ecological and EIA processes.
Following planning approval in 2009 Landmark is now working with the developer, Triodos Renewables, carrying out regular checks on the site operations, monitoring the effect of the wind turbines on the environment.
In July 2015, Triodos Renewables arranged an educational school visit to the turbines, explaining to pupils from Oasis Academy Bank Leaze about the operation of the site. Representatives from Landmark explained how the wildlife on the site has been protected throughout the development and how habitats continue to be improved. This included a wildlife trail identifying plant and bird species around the site.
As part of Triodos’ educational programme the visit was filmed and is now available to download on Sustainable Learning’s website as a virtual fieldtrip. Combining with other resources on the website it can be shown to pupils and young children to educate about windfarms and renewable energy generation.
Look closely you may be able to spot our Principal Environmental Planner, Bernice.