Province approves environmental assessment for Brooklyn turbines

Vanessa MacNeil
Published on October 29, 2015
A map showing the location of the proposed project provided by Eon Wind Electric in environmental assessment application.

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia Minister of the Environment Andrew Younger approved a wind farm project Oct. 28 for a site near Brooklyn.

Sept. 8, Liverpool Wind Farm Project was registered by Liverpool Wind Energy Storage Inc and submitted for environmental assessment.

The project proposed to construct two wind turbines 4.7 kilometres from Brooklyn in Queens County.  Construction is scheduled to start next March on Crown land.

In his decision, Younger wrote: “I am satisfied that any adverse effects or significant environmental effects of the undertaking can be adequately mitigated through compliance with the attached terms and conditions.”

These conditions include requirements for noise levels; protection and monitoring of wildlife; approval from NAV Canada and the Department of National Defence.  There are also requirements for public consultation; aboriginal and First Nations engagement, and consultation with Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage all prior to construction.

The full list of conditions may be found on the provincial government's website.

Queens Regional Municipality is considering a development agreement in connection with the project.  A public hearing is set for Nov. 10 at 8:55 a.m at 249 White Point Rd in Liverpool.  The date and time were set during at the Oct. 13 council meeting.