Published: 3rd Dec 2020

Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has advised Ambition Community Energy (ACE) on its successful planning application for a 150m-tall wind turbine in Avonmouth, near Bristol. Planning for the community-led 4.2MW onshore wind turbine has been granted and at 150m is believed to be the tallest onshore wind turbine consented in England. The project is expected to generate enough electricity to power around 4000 homes a year and save over two tonnes of carbon dioxide annually. The WBD energy team advising ACE was led by partner Vicki Redman and associate Josh Taylor, who provided key legal expertise, including on a pro-bono basis, in relation to planning strategy, funding and environmental matters. ‘We’re thrilled to have advised ACE and the people of Lawrence Weston on this unique community energy scheme, which is four years in the making,’ said Ms Redman. ‘There were complex challenges associated with this project, mainly due to the community nature of the … (To read the full article, subscribe below)