Baker Consultants

Wind Farm Decision Highlights Need for Reliable Data

A recent appeal decision has emphasized the need for reliable technical equipment during surveys…

Baker Consultants has been pioneering the use of a new SM2 remote sensing bat detector having identified the risks associated with technical reliability.

Now, a recent appeal decision has emphasised these risks after equipment failure lead to gaps in and a lack of reliable data in bat surveys and resulted in serious criticism of the reliability of evidence to the inquiry. The lack of full data contributed to the wind farm being refused planning permission.

See pages 31-32 of the attached Appeal Decision Notice for further details.