Non-technical summary (pdf, 313.26 kB)
Building Since: November 2008
Number of turbines:3
Green electricity per year:16.75 million units
Homes powered (equiv):4,071
Tonnes of CO2 saved p.a.:6,601
This will be South Gloucestershires's first wind park! Three elegant turbines will be built in the region - almost twelve years after neighbouring Gloucestershire's first windmill.
And it's a great site - near the junction of the M4 and M5 motorways.
This is a vital step towards energy independence - securing our future energy needs, from our own local source - the wind.
Once up and running Alveston Wind Park will provide enough clean power each year for over 5,000 local homes - that's 5% of the homes in the district from just three turbines.
This site has been in our pipeline for a long time, but we’re finally in a position to take some big steps forward. After working on the project since 2008, work has now finally begun on site. We’re nearing completion on the access track and have already built two of the three crane pads. There’ll be more updates here and on our Facebook page soon.
A quick update on how we are progressing with the Alveston site: we have completed all the preparatory work and the grid connection is being finalised with Western Power Distribution. Owing to our large pipeline of sites, including our largest wind park yet at Heckington Fen, it has taken a little longer than we expected to build this one. However, we hope to have a further update, along with a specific build timeline soon. Watch this space.
The first phase of construction, including the access tracks and crane pads, have been completed and the grid connection design is currently being undertaken. Once this has been finalised, we will be in a position to build the three turbines.
Since gaining Planning Permission we continue to carry out assessment of the site with the hope of construction on the site in the coming year.
Hot off the press - we've just been granted permission for our Alveston Wind Park.
We're chuffed to bits. This is a great site for wind turbines. We'd like to thank those councilors that made this possible and all the local people who expressed their support.