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Two applications have been made to the Environment Agency. The Environment Agency are required to give notice of these applications.
The applications have been made by:
Troutbeck Hydro Limited
The applications are for:
an impoundment licence to obstruct or impede the flow of Trout Beck near to Troutbeck Bridge, Cumbria at National Grid Reference (NGR) NY 40489 00675. The impounding works are to make alterations to the existing weir to facilitate the abstraction (taking) of water for hydropower generation
a transfer licence to abstract (take) water from Trout Beck near to Troutbeck Bridge, Cumbria at NGR NY 40489 00675
The proposal is to abstract water at the following rates and periods:
- 120,960 cubic metres per day
- at an instantaneous rate of 1,400 litres per second
- between 1st April and 31st March inclusive in each year
All of the water transferred into the leat channel will be used for hydropower generation with a single Archimedes turbine and will be returned to Trout Beck near to NGR NY 40356 00623.
The proposal includes the provision of a minimum prescribed flow to help maintain the ecology of the deprived river channel.
1. View the application
A copy of the applications, maps, plans and any other document submitted with it may be inspected free of charge at the address of the Environment Agency at:
Penrith 40 Business Park
During normal office hours (Monday to Friday, except bank holidays).
Summary details of the application are also available from the Public Register held by the Environment Agency at the above address and may also be inspected free of charge during normal office hours.
2. Your chance to comment
Any person who wishes to make representations about the applications must do so in writing, quoting the name of the applicant and reference number NPS/WR/015312 to the Environment Agency, at:
Permitting and Support Centre
Water Resources Team
99 Parkway Avenue
Or by email to PSC-WaterResources@environment-agency.gov.uk
By no later than 1 May 2014.
For further advice about making a representation, a leaflet ‘Making your views count’ is available free of charge on request from local Environment Agency offices. Any general enquiries about this notice can be made by telephoning 03708 506 506.