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

Closed 16 Dec 2017

Opened 17 Nov 2017


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.

This consultation is closed and the permit has been granted. If you wish to view the application documents, please contact the Permitting Support Centre. You can find the contact details at the top of this page.



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