Wind energy

The main form of renewable energy development bin Barnsley has been through wind turbines and wind farms. 

We have been working in association with Burnley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Rossendale Councils to commission a study into the effects of wind energy development on the character and quality of the landscapes of the South Pennines. The study aims to identify, at a strategic level, areas that are of lower landscape sensitivity to wind energy development of different scales, and at the same time to identify any known cumulative impacts.

We recommend that any developers who want to submit planning applications for wind energy read the read the final report here South Pennines wind energy database.  The website includes a GIS mapping tool for you to locate the sites of any planned or existing wind energy turbines and farms