Bradford Council believes we can regenerate the weir on the river Aire in Saltaire to produce clean, green, renewable energy using a hydro electric turbine.
The proposal is to install an Archimedes Screw-type turbine and fish pass in Saltaire on the river Aire next to the Roberts Park side of the weir, down-stream of the footbridge. The turbine would harness power from the flow of the River Aire at Saltaire Weir to generate approx 371,000 KWh a year of electricity.
The scheme would contribute to the councils renewable energy targets of generating 20% of its energy needs by renewable energy sources by 2020.
Public Consultation Event
On Thursday 5th July a public consultation was held at Saltaire United Reformed Church.
Residents were invited to meet the project team working on this concept, look at the plans developed so far and get answers to any questions they might have. The feedback from the consultation will help to shape the development of the project and our next steps.
We recognise the special nature of the Saltaire environment and are keen to bring forward a clean, green project that enhances the setting by the river Aire, in the best interests of Saltaire, the local residents and the district.
We would like to know your views on the proposals, if you would like to comment but could not attend the consultation event please download the questionnaire, this can be posted to the Environment & Climate Change Unit, Bradford Council, 2nd Floor Jacob's Well, Bradford BD1 5RW OR email email@example.com
Further information can be found on the attached documents at the bottom of this page.
Please note the feasibility study failed to identify the Friends of Roberts Park as stakeholders for further stakeholder consultation on page 62 of the final report. Bradford Council has asked for this omission to be corrected, the revised version can be viewed below.