National Trust (Renewable Energy) Limited 24482/26395 Hydro Electric Power Production Consultation

Closed 16 Dec 2017

Opened 17 Nov 2017

Overview

We are seeking your comments on applications recieved from National Trust (Renewable Energy) Limited 24482/26395

The first application is for a full licence to abstract (take) water from Watendlath Beck at Derwent, Cumbria at National Grid Reference (NGR) NY 27547 16379.

The application is to abstract water all year at the following rates:

  • 2,520 cubic metres an hour
  • 60,480 cubic metres a day
  • 13,305,600 cubic metres a year
  • At an instantaneous rate not exceeding 700 litres per second, all year.

The water will be used to generate hydro-electric power (HEP) before being discharged downstream of the weir at National Grid Reference (NGR) NY 27494 16490 thereby creating a 140m depleted reach.                                                         

The second application is for a licence to impede the flow of Watendlath Beck at Derwent, Cumbria at NGR NY 27547 16379 by installing a stone faced concrete intake structure to facilitate abstraction.

 

Audiences

  • Recreational and commercial river users
  • Fishing clubs and representative associations
  • Members of the public with an interest in the river, the species and conservation
  • Businesses
  • Charities
  • Statutory organisations
  • NGOs
  • Members of the public
  • Elected representatives, including MPs
  • Local councils
  • Academics
  • The nuclear industry
  • All water abstractors
  • Net fishing license holders
  • River based salmon angling owners/fishing clubs/organisations
  • Individual migratory salmonid licence holders
  • Business that buy salmon/supported by salmon net and rod fishing
  • Angling trade contacts
  • National based fishery, conservation and landowner organisations
  • Government family organisations
  • IDBs
  • Local authorities
  • District and parish councils
  • Environmental bodies
  • Land owners
  • Farming associations
  • Drainage associations
  • RFCCs
  • Elected representatives, including MPs
  • Water companies
  • Members of the public
  • Recreational and commercial river users
  • Community groups
  • Flood action groups
  • Metal recycling trade associations and site operators
  • Operators of sites handling non-radioactive wastes
  • UK Border Force

Interests

  • Water resources